Community Vision: Our Building & Property

What will community building through the arts look like in the 21st Century?
What spaces and places do artists and communities need to make positive change happen?

In Spring 2012, Intermedia Arts embarked on a creative and participatory community visioning process to guide facility improvements and expansion planning of our building and property for the next 20 years. We engaged an experienced team of architects facilitators, artists, and journalists to facilitate and record the story of this process. 

Over a period of four months, Intermedia Arts held public engagement activities in our gallery, at community events, and online. We invited over 60 artists, curators, youth, board, staff, neighbors and partners together to vision with us about the future of our property and facility. From green roofs to lip couches, natural light to art studios, food markets to dance clubs, the ideas ranged from the practical to the whimsical and everything in between.  

We reported back by holding a community open house for our community and the public to join us in celebrating the awesome ideas that come from the community. Artist-in-Residence Mero Cocinero Karimi assembled the people and nourished the community. We held a short program in our theater sharing some of our goals and plans moving forward. The results of the community’s vision were available to the public throughout the spring of 2012 in our gallery. Check out our videos below!

Intermedia Arts is recognized as a national model for a versatile, accessible, multidisciplinary arts and community space, and has been a part of the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis for 17 years. 

Dream Labs: Artists & Community | March 12, 2012

Dream Labs: Youth Voices | April 16, 2012

Dream Labs: Our Neighborhood | April 30, 2012


Dream Lab - The Building of Your Dreams
What Do You Want at Intermedia Arts?