St. Paul Artists’ Community Forced to Find New Spaces

2402 University Avenue has housed artists’ studios for 20 years, the artists renting there forming a tight creative community. During the financial crisis, the building faced foreclosure, only to be snatched up by a buyer lured in by proximity to the Central Corridor Light Rail line. Now the building will be turned into high-end retail and condo spaces, too cost-prohibitive for these artists to stay. The artists will be hosting one final group show and art sale before they all pack up and go their separate ways.