“As fine as they are, the Weisman, Walker and MIA rarely let you speak with the artists whose works you admire. For that you have to go to the Northrup King Building.”

-Los Angeles Times


The Northrup King Building is actually a complex of 10 buildings first constructed in 1917.

Originally built for and occupied by the Northrup King & Co. seed company, its location adjoining two sets of railroad tracks made it the ideal place to ship seeds across the United States. Northrup King & Co. occupied the building until the late 1980s, when it was sold to Jim Stanton of Shamrock Properties.

Through an ongoing process of renovation, Stanton and his daughter Debbie Woodward (Property Manager from 2001 - 2018) turned the Northrup King Building into the creative center of over 350 artists and arts-related businesses that you know today.

The building was sold to Artspace Projects, Inc. upon Woodward's retirement.

The Building Today

The Northrup King Building is home to over 300 tenants including a creative center to over 250 artists as well as various small business and nonprofit organizations. Here you will find some of the most exciting open studio events in the Twin Cities area.


The Northrup King Building is open to the public between the hours of 8am and 8pm. While some art studios have regular full-time hours, the Northrup King Building is primarily a working artist building. Each artist sets their own hours when they are open to the public, and many artists are available by appointment only. Please contact individual artists for their hours.

The best time to visit the building is during open studio events:

Contact Us

Please contact individual artists for their hours. For questions about renting space, please see our leasing section.

For all other matters, please contact:

Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413