A-Mill Forums Tour & PlantNite (Members Only)

The A-Mill Artist Lofts project is an ambitious restoration and redevelopment project encompassing two city blocks of historic industrial structures. The site is located in downtown Minneapolis on the East Bank of the Mississippi River at the heart of the former flour capital of the world. The anchor of the site is the original Pillsbury “A” Mill constructed in 1881 by Charles A. Pillsbury. The building is constructed of Platteville limestone and features a distinctive bow of over 2’ in both plan and section as a result of poor engineering and the qualities of the stone exterior. The A-Mill is designated as a National Landmark, while the other 8 structures on the site are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The project features 255 affordable artist housing units along with common art spaces including art galleries, clay studios, painting studios, a photography studio, digital media studios, vocal and instrumental sound booths, dance practice studios, and a performance hall. New interventions on the buildings are completed in a way that respects the historic and raw industrial character of the buildings. Two new primary entrances feature extruded metal volumes that recall industrial chutes found within the buildings and respect the industrial character of the site.

Get your hands dirty and exercise your green thumb at Plant Nite! We invite you to create, share, and get messy. Bring your curiosity and fun-loving friends and we’ll provide everything else. You will create your own hanging terrarium to take home!


For registration related questions, please contact info@iida-northland.org.
For Forum-specific questions, please contact forums@iida-northland.org.

Date: Jan 12, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 Happy hour and networking
5:30 – 6:15 Tour of A-Mill Artist Lofts
6:15-8:00 PlantNite Experience

Place: A-Mill Artist Lofts
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Price: IIDA Members: $25
IIDA Student Members: $25

Capacity: 25

Note: $50 value at a discounted rate of $25 per person

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* No-Show Fees
Any members who have registered for a Forum but do not attend will be charged the non-member fee for the event. To avoid this charge, contact the IIDA Northland Chapter via email within 48 hours of the program informing us you can’t attend.  The goal of Forums programs is to have as many people attend the programs as possible. Due to capacity limits at events, programs often sell out quickly. Keeping our no-shows to as small as possible allows the program to be well attended and a success.


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Refunds will not be provided for members or non-members unless the event is cancelled.


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