Join us on the next big chapter of our journey - the Off-Leash Art Box

A Huge Step for Off-Leash Area

After 19 years of producing work throughout the Twin Cities, Off-Leash Area has a new home in the Nokomis neighborhood: The Off-Leash Art Box.

After 3 years of planning, the Art Box is open! Having our own building is an enormous endeavor for a small arts organization. If there is anything Off-Leash Area has been known for, it's creatively taking on big projects successfully. And this one will take the support of our community - you! 

Be part of this grass roots project that will make an impact in your Twin Cities arts community for years to come. 

With the Art Box we have the opportunity to significantly grow our art making, our programming, and our organization. We also have the opportunity to take on the most significant leadership role in our history. So we are expanding our mission of creating original work to provide opportunities for other artists, and investing our creativity in our new Nokomis East neighborhood.

The Art Box has been in the works for years, and with this project, we have the opportunity to accomplish these goals:

-Provide a home for Off-Leash Area! We can do more art making, have a home for our classes and workshops, and develop brand new programs. We are already beginning plans for an Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, and a Family Friendly Contemporary Performing Arts Festival!

-Give back to the theater community by creating a well-equipped, professionally-managed, and accessible small venue. We spent 19 years renting other spaces - we know well the many, many challenges. As an artist-run venue, we are creating the best small venue we possibly can for our artistic community.

-Maintain our commitment to being a local, South Minneapolis company by investing in the the community here. We took a building in the Nokomis East neighborhood that had been vacant for eight years and have transformed it into something positive and creative for the local community. Through extensive renovations, we now have a beautiful new home and are proud to be the first performing arts venue in our new neighborhood!

As you are planning your year-end giving, please consider making a significant contribution to the future of this new community project, and help us create a home for Off-Leash Area and other local artists in our new permanent home at The Art Box!

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