About the Northside Arts Collective (NAC)

In 2001, with a list of names gathered at a Minneapolis Arts Resource Fair, artist potlucks fueled the Northside Arts Collective. Early on, it became clear that involvement in the greater Northside community was and is important to Northside Arts Collective members. Geographic concentration: 53rd Ave. N. at the north, I-394 at the south, from the Mississippi River at the east, to the parkways (Victory Memorial Drive/Xerxes/Theodore Wirth) at the west.

NAC became a 501(c)3 organization in 2006.

Northside Arts Collective is managed by a volunteer board of directors, pursues programming appropriate to the energy of the organization’s volunteer members; and seeks funds for more complex and sustained programming/opportunities. Operating funds have been provided by the McKnight Foundation.


Northside Arts Collective Mission

The Northside Arts Collective unites, enriches and advances the Northside Community through the arts.

  • Receive, maintain and distribute information about opportunities for local artists and arts organizations
  • Facilitate networking among artists and arts organizations living/working/operating on Minneapolis’ Northside, and with community members
  • Promote arts to enliven the sense of community and raise the level of awareness about the arts, artists, and arts organizations as assets and resources
  • Serve as advisor/partner in initiatives where art is or should be involved


Northside Arts Collective
P.O. Box 11995
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Voice and Text: (612) 524–8392

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