There are many changes happening at Art Works

Get all the up-to-date information here

Current Status

  • We closed on our Purchase Agreement July 5, 2023 and have signed a Lease Agreement for the remainder of 2023.
  • We will continue to occupy the 2nd floor, basement and garage bays of the Building through the end of 2023.
  • First floor studio artists have moved to the 2nd floor; ceramics and makerspace members are continuing in their respective spaces.
  • Operations office has moved to the 2nd floor, on the South side of the Building (formerly the “messy studio”).
  • The Gallery is now permanently closed; we will no longer have public open hours.
  • Office Hours for the operations team are 10 am – 4 pm Tuesdays and 10 am – 2 pm Fridays. These office hours are to meet the needs of the membership still in the building in addition to managing the organization’s transition.
  • We are no longer offer room reservations.
  • We are no longer accepting studio member applications as our remaining spaces are full.

Future Plans

  • The Board is creating an endowment fund to support community arts. We are absolutely NOT bankrupt, and we are very proud of the legacy of sustainable funding for arts that we will be creating.
  • We created a platform for our members to share potential new studio space options, as many artists will be finding other creative working spaces.
  • Art Works is not considering buying or leasing a different building or space at this time.
  • As decisions are made, we will post information and updates here.

About the Buyer

The Building will be occupied by the Great Lakes Neurobehavioral Center. More detailed information regarding GLNC’s proposed use of the building was discussed at the May 2, 2023 Eagan City Council meeting, which you may watch HERE.

Art Works Board of Directors made the following video in late 2022 following the difficult decision to sell the property. For a variety of reasons, we were unable to share it widely as was our original intention. Please view the video to learn needed context for the large changes that have occurred.