Donations to Minnesota Center for Book Arts support curiosity, creativity and inspiration for K-12 students, adults and working artists.
Welcome to Minnesota Center for Book Arts: the place to feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity and get your hands dirty through the book arts.
Your donation is invested back into programs that inspire creativity and self-expression in youth and adults; create a home for working artists; and bring free access to world-class exhibitions and public programs to all visitors. Even a donation of just $10 goes a LONG way. How far can $10 go, you ask? Check out the video above and let us show you!
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Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) celebrates the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes -- from the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to experimental printmaking, zines and other self-publishing techniques.
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2010, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a pillar of the arts community in Minnesota. MCBA is a founding tenant of Open Book, the nation's first dedicated literary and book arts facility, which opened in May 2000 in downtown Minneapolis. The building creates a lively destination for a diverse public interested in books, book arts and literary endeavors of all kinds.
The soul of MCBA is the studio spaces where you find master artisans and novices working side-by-side at letterpress printing, hand bookbinding and papermaking. The center is abuzz nearly every day with school field trips, youth groups, college classes and adult patrons visiting our studios and taking part in hands-on artmaking workshops led by dedicated teaching artists. Visitors are welcome to observe the center's activity close-up.
MCBA serves artists, students, teachers, designers, writers, families, youth, and book lovers through a variety of participatory programs. Free monthly "roundtable" programs create public dialogue around selected topics in book arts and beyond. Free family artmaking activies are offered regularly in our studios as well as at community festivals and art fairs across the state.
MCBA creates and hosts world-class exhibitions on historical surveys and contemporary topics in the print, paper and book arts -- and gallery admission is always free. The Shop at MCBA offers some of the most unique shopping in the Twin Cities, featuring a wide variety of artist's books, handmade journals, letterpress cards and broadsides, posters and other handmade gifts by artists from around the corner and around the globe. The Shop also stocks an outstanding selection of art supplies, decorative paper and reference books for the hobbyist.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the largest and most comprehensive book arts center in the nation. Our mission is to advance the book as a vital contemporary art form, preserve the traditional crafts of bookmaking, inspire diverse artists and learners and engage audiences in educational, creative and interpretive experiences.
To learn more about Minnesota Center for Book Arts, please visit http://www.mnbookarts.org.