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Mn Artists is a platform of the Walker Art Center that supports Minnesota’s local artist community by nurturing arts writing and relationship building. Through Mn Artists and other initiatives, the Walker champions the regional art community by forging connections between locally-rooted artistic practices and national and international conversations in contemporary art, while spotlighting the rigor and vitality of the local arts scene.

In line with the Walker’s mission to catalyze artists and audiences, Mn Artists centers artistic risk, experimentation, and interdisciplinary forms of making, with a particular focus on the arts of our time. Relaunched in 2021, features essays, reviews, poetry, ethnographic writing, news, conversations, and maintains the most comprehensive listing of artist opportunities in the state. Mn Artists supports a range of perspectives and nurtures constructive criticism, contributing to lively, professional discussion in the local arts ecosystem.


History of Mn Artists

Mn Artists holds an archive of 20 years of artistic activity from across the state of Minnesota. Jointly conceived in 2001 by the Walker Art Center and the McKnight Foundation, the initiative began as a democratic network for artists of all disciplines and career stages to share their work online. Throughout its history, Mn Artists has maintained an independent editorial voice and offered a platform for artists through user-generated content.


Mn Artists Presents: [Your Name Here]

With this program, Mn Artists brings its online network live and into the museum. Guest curators provide opportunities to connect audiences with local artists and engage with the questions driving the Minnesota arts community. Explore past programs here.


Mn Artists Pass

The Mn Artists Pass program offers local artists especially affordable, year-round access to the Walker Art Center. Minnesota-based artists working in all disciplines are eligible to apply for the $25 annual pass, which includes the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free gallery admission
  • Discounts on select Walker and Mn Artists events
  • Special ticket offers to select Walker lectures, workshops, and performing arts events
  • Subscription to Mn Artists’ bimonthly newsletter


Please note: The Mn Artists Pass does not include the full complement of mailings, discounts, or events that are part of a Walker membership.

To reserve your timed gallery admission after purchasing a pass, please call the Walker Box Office at 612-375-7600 during museum hours.