Schedule, Conference Sessions and Art Experiences

You choose! You can register for the entire two days or whichever track best suit your interests.

  • Explore: Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Idea Lab at The Cowles Center ($100) 
  • Experience: FREE, registration required - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. tours and art crawl (FREE)
  • Celebrate: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Awards Ceremony at Bedlam Theatre, plus After Crawl Ball ($50) 
  • All In: All Breaking Ground Events ($200) 

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Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 13

5:00 pm                     5 to 10 on Hennepin

Friday, October 14 - The Cowles Center 

9:00 am                     Light breakfast, networking

9:45 am                     Welcome from Kelley Lindquist

10:00 am                   Keynote by Carlton Turner, Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS

11:00 am                   ARTSPACE ARTISTS IN ACTION - 11:00 - 12:30

A series of four presentations by Artspace resident artists who are having an impact on their communities.

12:30 pm                   Lunch on the Goodale Stage


Engage with practitioners, funders, and government officials in breakout sessions examining best practices in arts development.

Session 1, 2:00 - 3:00

Session 2, 3:00 - 4:00

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Networking Happy Hour

Saturday, Oct 15 - Twin Cities Locations

10:00 am                   GUIDED TOURS AND ART EXPERIENCES

Experience a guided tour or art making opportunity at some of the Twin Cities’ most essential art spaces. Learn More

Choose one of the following: 

          • Juxtaposition Arts
          • Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
          • Hennepin Theater District
          • Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts
          • Guthrie Theater
          • Minnesota Center for Book Arts

12:00 pm                   St. Paul Art Crawl: a phenomenal art crawl in Lowertown in St. Paul.


7:30 pm                     Breaking Ground Celebration at Bedlam Theatre in Lowertown 

9:00 pm                     After Crawl Ball at Bedlam Theatre with live performances
                                   by Crushed Out, MEMEME, Narco States, and Sex Rays


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Art Experiences at Breaking Ground 2016

Immerse yourself in some of the amazing art spaces and organizations that are making a difference in the Twin Cities