Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is the only accessible, community-oriented facility of its kind in the Upper Midwest. A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking, Highpoint’s goals are to engage the community and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts by providing educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities with professional artists. This project involved the complete renovation of an existing 10,000-square-foot building in the LynLake neighborhood of Minneapolis. The new building nearly doubles the size of Highpoint’s previous location and includes museum-quality galleries, a large dedicated classroom, co-op studio, professional studio, dark room, an office, and art storage spaces. The interior is designed as a series of visually interconnected yet separate spaces, encouraging collaboration and exposing the activities of each area of the building. A private rain garden, designed in collaboration with the 2007 McKnight Distinguished Artist, Kinji Akagawa, recycles roof and site water runoff while providing a tranquil environment for students, artists, and visitors.
Photography by Paul Crosby