Community Programs

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is proud to partner with libraries, art centers and community centers all across the state to provide fun, hands-on artmaking opportunities.

Below is a selection of our current community programs; visit the host organization’s website for full details (and registration, if applicable).

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Ongoing Artist Meet-ups at MCBA

Origami Minnesota Meet-up

Fall 2016 meet-ups: September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
Sundays 1-4pm

All skill levels welcome

Hosted by Origami Minnesota. Meet other folders, learn new models, see the latest books and papers, and join the group for fellowship! Bring books, models and ideas to share.

To learn more about Origami Minnesota, visit their Facebook page.

$5 payable at the meet-up; supply your own paper.
No need to pre-register, just drop in!


Visual Journal Collective

Fall 2016 meet-ups: September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19
Mondays 7-9pm
with TJ Goerlitz and Briana Goetzen

All skill levels welcome

Do you keep a visual journal? Do you wonder how others approach this art form? Would you like an opportunity to get to know peers and be inspired by their work? Are you interested in a forum for exchanging information on the newest pens, paints, and other supplies? Do you want to commit time to practice your drawing skills or find a sketching partner? Do you just want to touch base each month with people who understand journaling? Attend a meeting of MCBA’s Visual Journal Collective! This group is open to all visual journal artists of any skill level. We’ll discuss methods, materials, and media. Group members will be encouraged to participate in round-robin journals and theme projects. At every meeting we’ll have discussion, share our work, and engage our minds with a fun journaling exercise.

For information about this month’s topic, check out the VJC Facebook group!

FREE and open to artists at all skill levels. No need to pre-register, just drop in!


International Cartoonist Conspiracy Meet-up

Spring 2016 meet-ups: September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17
Saturdays 12-4pm

All skill levels welcome

Hosted by the Minneapolis cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy. Draw and chat with your fellow cartoonists at this monthly open studio meet-up. Location within MCBA’s studios may vary; you can always check in at The Shop to confirm.

To learn more about the Cartoonist Conspiracy, visit their website.

FREE and open to the public. No need to pre-register, just drop in!