The curatorial jury is currently reviewing applications, and they’ll be making determinations soon. NE-AD’s program manager Mike Curran will reach out on the week of April 18th-22nd to let you know their decisions. If one or more of your works is selected, you’ll be asked to drop your work off at the airport on Sunday, May 8th.

Building off the success of last year’s exhibitions at the MSP Airport, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District (NE-AD) is once again excited to invite artists to submit their work for consideration in this juried exhibition. We hope to highlight the many artists working across varied disciplines throughout the district, and intend to showcase works that represent a range of aesthetics, styles, and forms. For that reason, we have selected Chroma: A Spectrum of Beauty from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District as this year’s theme. As many as 80 artists will be selected to display their work as part of the final exhibition.


The exhibition will take place in the Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery, which encompasses five large display cases. Works can be placed on pedestals or hung from the wall. Below is an example of a display case from a previous exhibition:


An outside panel of three artists and arts professionals will review all submitted works and design the exhibitions. This year’s guest curators are Raye Cordes, Sheila Dickinson, and Keisha Williams.


To be considered for inclusion, applicants must live, work, have a studio, or be featured in a year-round exhibition venue within the boundaries of the NE-AD. Those boundaries include: the Mississippi River (west), 26th Avenue NE (north) Central Avenue NE (east), and Broadway Street (south). See the map below for details.

Subject matter of submitted works must be appropriate for all people who frequent the airport.

Submitted works can be in any 2D or 3D media. Do note that there is no electricity connectivity within the display cases, so film or other digital works are ineligible.

Map of NE Mpls Arts District boundaries

Map of NE Mpls Arts District boundaries


All applicants must complete an application form through NE-AD’s website, and include images of submitted works.

Selected artists must be able to transport their work to the airport. Once works arrive on-site, they will be cared for and installed by the Arts @ MSP exhibitions team.

Submitted artwork must be available for the duration of the exhibition, June – December 2022.


January 15, 2021 – Application Opens
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at midnight – Application Due
April 2022 – Artists Notified of Decision
May 8, 2022 – Selected Artists Deliver Work to MSP


For technical questions regarding the application form, contact Remo Campopiano, NE-AD’s Webmaster, at For all other questions, contact Mike Curran, the Program Manager, at