Special Events

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Special events and public programming

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a hub of creativity where interesting, passionate, and knowledgeable people like you learn, share ideas, and get inspired.

Join the conversation by attending our fun, interactive events in MCBA’s lively studios. Unless otherwise noted, events and other public programming are free and open to the public.

 

 



Meet the Book Arts Mentorship Recipient, Series VI

Meet the Book Arts Mentorship Recipient, Series VI

Tuesday, February 21, 6pm

Learn about the six selected artists and their work. This program is made possible through generous support from the Jerome Foundation.

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Price: Free Event

Date: February 21, 2017

Annual Shop Sale

Price: Free Event

Date: February 23, 2017

Allan Kornblum Type Library Dedication

Allan Kornblum Type Library Dedication

Saturday, February 25; 3-5pm
Remarks at 4pm

Join us as MCBA formally renames the Type Library in memory of Allan Kornblum, our first printer-in-residence.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: February 25, 2017

Asemic Writing: Offline & In the Gallery Reception

Asemic Writing: Offline & In the Gallery Reception

Friday, March 10; 6-9pm

Opening reception for Asemic Writing: Offline & In the Gallery.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: March 10, 2017

Speak Up: All Ages Open House

Speak Up: All Ages Open House

Saturday, April 15; 10am-4pm

 

Price: Free Event

Date: April 15, 2017

Shout Out!: Book Art Biennial

Shout Out!: Book Art Biennial

July 20-23

Through workshops, lectures, panel conversations, exhibitions, and a gala celebration and awards ceremony, the Book Art Biennial invites artists, educators, curators and scholars to explore current trends in contemporary artists’ books.

The 2017 Book Art Biennial, Shout Out: Community Intervention, Independent Publication, and Alternative Distribution, will feature classes and programming that facilitate creative engagement within the framework of social change.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 20, 2017

Parts of a Whole Reception

Parts of a Whole Reception

Friday, August 25; 6-9pm

MCBA presents an exhibition of new work by members of our artist community — faculty, co-op members, past artists-in-residence, fellowship and mentorship grant recipients, current and former staff and board members, and others — curated by the MCBA Artist Coop. These talented artists demonstrate their innovative approaches, creative skills and diversity of styles in Parts of a Whole. A variety of artists’ books, broadsides, prints and other bookish artistic endeavours will be on view from this vibrant and eclectic group.

Price: Free Event

Date: August 25, 2017