Welcome to the Casket Arts Community

casketvilleThe Casket Arts Community houses three of the newest old factory buildings in Northeast Minneapolis, plus the Franconia in the City Sculpture Park. The three historic structures - the Casket Arts Building, the Carriage House and the Factory, were converted to studios in 2006. The structures are stunning - aged brick, century old wood floors, cast concrete, ancient iron and steel. All the buildings have been beautifully restored to maintain their historic character.

Over 140 artists and art-based businesses inhabit the Casket Arts Community. Most of its tenants run full-time working studios, but open their work spaces for First Thursdays every month as well as for Art-a-Whirl, Cache at the Casket and many other exhibits and showings throughout the year.

Live at Casket Presents:


A Friday the 13th February Opening 5 - 9pm

Live at casket

Listen to Live Music and Look at Local Art


Music will feature -


6pm - The Long Odds
7pm - Up the Mountain Down the Mountain
8pm - The Beavers

Art will be featured on all of the floors with resident and guest artists.


4th Floor
Ink Orchard 411
Lauryn Buda 411
Jennifer Dunn (lobby)
Virginia Spurrier-Streitz (lobby)
Imageri Photography (lobby)

3rd Floor
Stephanie Molstre-Kotz 309
Karen Walloch 310
Susan Farnham 310
Mark Teresa 312
Patricia DeVries 313
Lori Braun (lobby)
Sue Seltz (lobby)

2nd Floor
Matt Sturgis 207
Nicky Torkzadeh 211
Annie Hejny 213
Flourish Art & Gifts (lobby)

1st Floor
Bonnie J. Swenson Folkerts 109
Mary Solberg 109
Paula Barkmeier 116
Mercury Mosaics 160
Leg-up Studio (hallway)
Russ White (lobby)
George Sawyer (lobby)
Julie Nelson (lobby)
Opulen Artis Inc.  (lobby)

Carriage House
Tom Menke 300
Donna Webb 302
Deborah Foutch 303
Steven Bailey 304
Teresa Audet (2nd floor lobby)
Andrea Canter (3rd floor lobby)


First Thursdays

First Thursdays First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. Many of our professional NEMAA member artists open their studios and greet visitors. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-AAW is a great experience for the art collector and browser. Open Studios at the Casket Arts Building , 681 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Open Studios at the Casket Arts-Carriage House, 1720 17th Ave.NE, Minneapolis 5:00-9:00 p.m