Rethinking Public Spaces: Juxtaposition Arts

This summer, Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) will build on the momentum they’ve created over the last 3 years around the celebration of Black August by combining the respective placemaking and art-based engagement skill sets of JXTA’s Public Arts, Tactical, and Environmental Design studios by bringing 2017 Black August programming outdoors on the intersection of Emerson and West Broadway Avenues in North Minneapolis. To set the stage, and in celebration of black life, JXTALab’s Public Art & Mural Teen apprentices will create a new on-site mural. This mural imagines black life beyond surveillance and policing, while referencing the aesthetic style of Aaron Douglas.

Please join us July 29th, during FLOW, the North Minneapolis Art Crawl, for outdoor programming and the unveiling of JXTA’s newly completed mural.


Namir Fearce, Jahliah Holloman, Nya Jones, Kyla McCuren-Porter, Maná McBurnie, Savitri Mann, Imani Gates, Cameron Downey, and Salem Anderson-Murre.

Opening Reception/ Mural Unveiling

July 29th, 12pm - 7pm

Juxtaposition Arts

2007 N Emerson Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55411

About Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is a youth development organization and a social enterprise located in North Minneapolis. JXTA envisions the youth of North Minneapolis entering the creative workforce as dynamic innovators and problem solvers with the confidence, skills and connections they need to accomplish their educational and professional goals, and to contribute to the revitalization of the communities where they live and work.  

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Here & There
This project is supported and presented as part of Here and There: Rethinking Public Spaces, The Soap Factory’s 2017 public programming. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and reviewing what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.

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The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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