California Building, one of the first studio
buildings in NE Minneapolis. The
building has a long commitment to the arts,
community and arts sustainability in Northeast
John Kremer and Jennifer Young purchased the
property in 1991 and have rented studios to
artists ever since. With over 80
artists as tenants, the building is an
the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Award Winning Artists
New Building Artwork
You may have noticed the colorful
reflections on a sunny day by the
California Street entrance.
The stained glass artwork was
created by building artist Phil
Daniels. It interacts with the
light to create interesting
reflections throughout the
day. See details above.
State Arts Board Awards
Congratulations to California
Building artists J.M. Culver and
Jehra Patrick, recipients of 2015
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist
Learn about our Minnesota originals,
Padilla whose Norwegian
Mexican heritage informs his art, J.M.
Culver's figurative work which
grows out of her relationship with
her grandfather and Phil
Daniels, creator of our new
stained glass entry to the
through the efforts of California Building
artist Connie Cohen. Connie led mosaic
workshops for the St. Louis Park Friends of
the Arts program, Our Town. The
results of that effort are in permanent
installation at the Shops of West End.
On page 7 of our local Northeaster you
can learn about our winter open studio event
and some of the artists in the building.
A Four Decade
We are now in the fourth decade of Florence
Hill's drawing co-op, hosted in studio
103. Read more about this California