Water Bar & Public Studio


Help us close the gap & reopen Water Bar & Public Studio // We can't serve water without you!

We Serve Water to Build Relationships that Activate Communities

Water Bar & Public Studio (http://www.water-bar.org/) is an artist-led public benefit corporation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We serve water to build relationships that activate communities.

Though our collaborative work is rooted in our own northeast Minneapolis neighborhood and Mississippi River Watershed, we partner with other artists and organizations across Minnesota and the U.S. to inspire and create artistic and design projects that build public demand and local leadership for water equity, environmental justice, and resilient community development. 

We are funded through a combination of donations by our supporters, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and by offering artist-designed creative services to governments, environmental groups, businesses, and others. 

As an artist-led project whose goal is to serve water, our local environment, and our northeast neighbors, our storefront renovation and reopening project is fiscally sponsored by our partners at the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association. All donations to this fundraiser are tax-deductible and will go toward the space and activities serving our neighborhood.

Your Support Is Key // Help Us Open the New Water Bar & Public Studio Storefront!

Our new storefront has been quietly under construction while we've continued to work around Minnesota. We're asking our community for critical support as we finish renovations at our new location, and prepare to reopen our doors to the public on October 14th, 2017. We cannot do this without your financial support!

Our new storefront in northeast Minneapolis will house a tap water taproom and social space that will be open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, with unique cultural programs at the intersection of art, environment, and civic practice. Water Bar will staffed by community volunteers who will share their knowledge of water and water issues, building relationships and connectivity. 

Water Bar will also feature a "Public Studio" - a space and network that will incubate and create public projects that serve water through art, environmental science, local organizing, and participation in city and watershed activities. When we reopen, we will also be deepening our artistic mission with a new focus on movement and dance; socially-engaged public art; printmaking; visual art exhibition and public events.

Your support in any amount is critical to sustaining and growing Water Bar & Public Studio. Donors will receive special invitations to events, and opportunities to shape the future of this one-of-a-kind space and network.   

Our Unique Business Model

As a Public Benefit Corporation (GBC) led by practicing artists, we operate to serve water by creating social and artistic spaces and projects that build relationships and incubate collaborations. Through this collaborative work with environmental organizations, governments, local groups, and businesses, we uncover and enhance the cultural value of water to our lives, places, and futures.

Say Hello!

Water Bar & Public Studio

2518 Central Ave Northeast * Opening October 14th! *

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418

(612) 236-4342

If you'd like to donate, but bypass the fees incurred through this platform:

Checks can be made directly to:

Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association (write Water Bar on the memo line)

1900 Central Ave NE #108

Minneapolis, MN 55418

(612) 781 - 2299

Please email us if you have any questions about our work or our model: hello @ water-bar.org

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