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Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art.

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News & Events

Art Speaks: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

Art Speaks: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi What it Means to Make Art in the Current Social and Political Climate 4:30 – 6 pm •  Saturday, October 19 The role of artist is more important than ever before. Art has…

Artisan Textiles and Indigo with Aboubakar Fofana

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm • Textile Center,  3000 University Ave SE, MPLS Join us in welcoming international artist Aboubakar Fofana, from Mali, to Textile Center for a special pop-up gallery event featuring the indigo-dyed textiles for which he…

Interlace Classes in the Galleries

Check out the magnificent creations from the Interlace classes in the Library & Community Galleries! Interlace is a new program of daytime classes geared toward building new skills for the 55+ age group.  From exploring personal expression through…

2020 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists

2020 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists Applications now open! Apply by Friday, November 8 at 5 pm. Fellowship Period: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC INFO SESSION:  Springboard for the Arts- Lowertown, 308…

A Common Thread 2020

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN!!  Join us in our Silver Anniversary year for A Common Thread, our annual member exhibition. Always a favorite, this exhibition showcases a fabulous array of fiber art created by Textile Center's members! This will be the…

Art Speaks: What’s the Use of Used?

What's the Use of Used? Join us for a lively discussion with artists who have diverse practices and make use of used materials in their work. How do materials carry meaning, and how do artists amplify and animate…

On View

Silver Jubilee

August 12 — October 23, 2019 • Joan Mondale Gallery Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm In celebration of Textile Center’s 25th Anniversary, Silver Jubilee features eleven artists who have made significant and unique contributions…

Friends of Mary: Honoring the Legacy of Mary Giles

August 12 — October 26, 2019 • Studio Gallery Curated by Jim Harris Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm Friends of Mary presents the work of nine of Mary’s artist friends who have made work…

Insook Choi: Ulsan Bangudae

August 12 — October 26, 2019 • Community Gallery Curated by Chunghie Lee Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm Ulsan Bangudae presents the Bojagi works of Insook Choi, a designated Master of Bojagi by the…

Upcoming Events

Art Speaks: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
4:30 – 6 pm •  Saturday, October 19 • Textile Center Auditorium

Textile Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala
6 – 9 pm • Monday, October 21, 2019 • Profile Event Center

McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists Info Session
5:30 – 6:30 pm • Wednesday, October 16 • Pillsbury House + Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Mpls
5:30 – 6:30 pm • Wednesday, October 23 • Springboard for the Arts – Lowertown, 308 Prince St, Ste 240, St. Paul

Artisan Textiles and Indigo with Aboubakar Fofana
5 – 7 pm • Thursday, October 24, 2019

Interlace Class Culminating Events
5 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday, October 29 • Interlace: Rug Hooking
5 pm – 6 pm, Wednesday, October 30 • Interlace: Embroidery
5 pm – 6 pm, Monday, November 4 • Interlace: Felting
5 pm – 6 pm, Wednesday, November 6 • Interlace: Shibori

Art Speaks: Kenneth Takes Manhattan — Kenneth King Lecture
6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesday, November 5

Art Speaks: What Is the Use of Used?
5:30 – 7 pm • Wednesday, November 13 • Textile Center Auditorium

Thank you to the foundations providing operating support to Textile Center!

Boss Foundation

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation