APT, a Creative Incubator
APT, a Creative Incubator is a demonstration space at 225 4th Avenue North for our thriving local art scene that is currently home to over 25 local artists of all art forms. The Arts Partnership and Kilbourne Group partnered to bring to fruition in 2016. APT is a multi-year, temporary demonstration space for the arts that includes studio spaces, gallery walls and rental areas for arts workshops, classes, rehearsals, performances and more.
APT’s mission is to provide a creative, collaborative and safe place for artists to make art and for the community to collide with it. We call the space APT because it provides a suitable environment for many creatives to thrive in a nurturing, shared, safe and creative environment. While in the space, individual artists of all types are growing their own artistry, getting more recognition of their art and joining a communal artistic practice of excellence that also serves the larger community through programming, access to the arts.
When the arts are supported and flourishing in a community:
- It’s easier to attract and retain employees and new business.
- They create a positive sense of place and help define neighborhoods and districts.
- They foster a creative class of employees and citizens, which is good for everyone.
- They bring a dynamic vibrancy that extends far beyond their physical space.
- They are an economic engine in their own right.
Interested in a studio? We still have a few left, and we’d love to talk with you further about renting a permanent space. Contact APT Manager Christina Johnson at 701.237.6133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of fun events happen inside APT, a Creative Incubator, such as art markets, art exhibit receptions, networking events and more. See the upcoming events below and on the APT Facebook page.
Our biggest public events at APT are intermittent art markets, which started with our Holiday Art Market in 2017. Information about future art markets will be announced on this page as they occur. Watch our video to get a sense of what you can expect from art markets at APT:
APT Studio Artists