Art Needs People by the artists of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Art Needs People

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL), a nonprofit organization lending original works of art to members of the Twin Cities community, free of charge. The exhibit celebrates the eclectic and generous community of artists who make MALL possible.

Join us for opening receptions during Northern Spark, Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, 9 p.m.–2 a.m. both nights. Along with the rest of the library, the exhibit will be open all hours of the free, overnight arts festival, as Minneapolis Central Library is one of three host sites for the event in downtown Minneapolis. During the receptions, chat with MALL staff and volunteers about the organization and learn about upcoming programs and opportunities.

Join MALL for their annual Summer Lending Event at Minneapolis Central Library on Thursday, July 26, 5-8 p.m. Browse the collection of over 100 original artworks and choose one to take home with you, free of charge, for the next three months. This is also your last chance to see the exhibit of MALL artists in Cargill Hall.

MALL’s mission is to provide exposure for artists, build ongoing support of the arts, and share the joy of art with all members of the community through the free lending of artwork.