Do you get bored with the art on your walls and live in the Twin Cities? If you answered yes to both of these questions, the Minneapolis Art Lending Library is a great resource.
It’s a chance to change up the art in your house and it’s free! Similar to a regular library, you “check out” art. You can have the art in your home for up to three months, so a little longer than a book from a traditional library.
About the Minneapolis Art Lending Library:
The Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide exposure for artists, build ongoing support of the arts, and share the joy of art with all members of the community through the free lending of artwork.
All residents of the Twin Cities have the rare opportunity to borrow original works of art for a three month period, free of charge.
The collection features a changing selection of over 100 contemporary artworks, with a focus on work from Twin Cities artists and includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more.
The location and the dates of the art lending library can be found here.
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MARCIA CARLSON says
My name is Marcia Carlson and I am a member of the Adult Education Committee at Grace University Lutheran Church located on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. We have a room at the church, our Peace Chapel, where we have been able to hang the art of local artists on loan. During the last two years of COVID the walls of that room have been empty. As we begin again we plan to feature the work of Native Americans. In recent months we have been working on ways to honor the original indigenous people who lived on this land, learning about the doctrine of discovery and exploring implications for us a people of faiths in this time. Displaying the work of local Native artists is another way we wish to honor indigenous people.
Do you have and Native American art in your lending collections?