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An Artist Community

Designed for artists who are committed to a life in the arts, A-Mill Artist Lofts has a number of shared work and studio space for use by the residents free of charge. These spaces are available for special projects or daily work and are scheduled through the community manager. The shared work and studio spaces include:

Galleries

Galleries

There are a number of spaces for residents to exhibit their work in the common areas of the building. Gallery use is coordinated through the management office to accommodate the needs of the many residents.

Performance/rehearsal center

Performance/rehearsal center

The first floor is home to a rehearsal space and small theater that can accommodate 50 seats for whatever A-Mill residents can dream up. The space has a lighting grid and audio system that will accommodate your smart phone or laptop.

Dance studio

Dance studio

The dance studio has professional-quality, sprung wood floors for use by residents. With high ceilings and a 20 x 40 foot dance floor, it also has an audio system that will accommodate your smart phone or laptop.

Paint studio

Paint studio

This large shared space with overhead natural light is designed for working on larger projects not suited for completion in a living space. The space can accommodate a number of artists working at once.
Clay/pottery studio

Clay/pottery studio

The studio has two electric kilns, plenty of shelving and worktables as well as a utility sink so multiple artists can be working at once. 

Photography studio

Photography studio

Professional quality studio to meet the needs of A-Mill resident photographers.
Multimedia studios

Multimedia studios

A-Mill Artist Lofts has several sound attenuated rooms with soft surfaces and acoustic considerations perfect for any manner of multimedia, video, animation and sound recording conceived by resident artists. 
Music practice rooms

Music practice rooms

Private practice rooms allows musicians who are residents to make as much noise as they need in pursuit of their creative needs and exploration.

Large flex studio

Large flex studio

We realize that not all artist residents will fit into a defined discipline. There is a large flex studio with high ceilings and a big open space to create whatever project captures your imagination.

 

In addition to the numerous shared studio spaces, residents of A-Mill Artist Lofts have access to all the amenities of a modern apartment community including:

Roof top deck

Roof top deck

On the 7th floor of the A-Mill building is a fabulous roof top deck and clubroom.
Roof top clubhouse

Roof top clubhouse

On the 7th floor of the A-Mill building is a fabulous roof top deck and clubroom.
Fitness center

Fitness center

Work out in our fitness center that has free weights and plenty of machines.
24-hour emergency maintenance

24-hour emergency maintenance

Yoga room

Yoga room

A-Mill has a yoga room separate from the fitness room for residents to practice their yoga.
Underground parking

Underground parking

On-site storage lockers*

On-site storage lockers*

A-Mill has plenty of storage for residents. Additional fees will apply.
Controlled security entry access

Controlled security entry access

SMOKE FREE Building

SMOKE FREE Building

Pet free building available

Pet free building available

Cats welcome in most buildings

Cats welcome in most buildings

Bike storage

Bike storage

Easy access to bike/hiking trails

Easy access to bike/hiking trails

Easy access to Stone Arch Bridge

Easy access to Stone Arch Bridge

*Additional fees will apply

Charles Alfred Pillsbury was known as a visionary leader in his industry, constantly rethinking and reinventing processes to become one of the foremost businessmen of his age. One of his great innovations: the idea that an industrial building should be architecturally pleasing. Designed by prominent Minneapolis architect LeRoy S. Buffington, the Pillsbury A-Mill is a masterpiece of industrial design that served as the largest flourmill in the world for 40 years. It is one of only three Minneapolis structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (one of only 26 in Minnesota). In fact, the river was diverted through the building to provide power during its flour-milling days, and water continues to flow underfoot today.

LEED Certification

A-Mill Artist Lofts is LEED Certified with 100% of the rainwater going through a storm-water management system that will include using roof water for irrigation. Some heating and cooling will be provided by a hydrothermal system using the flow of the Mississippi River through the building. All exterior lighting will be LED lighting, including a conversion of the old neon “Pillsbury’s Best Flour” sign.

A-Mill Artist Lofts is owned and managed by Dominium, a Minneapolis-based owner, operator and developer of multi-family rental properties with a 40-year solid reputation for innovative, creative approaches to development projects.

 

2011 marked the year that Dominium opened their first artist lofts project, the LEATHER TRADES ARTIST LOFTS, which offers affordable lofts designed for working artists in the St. Louis warehouse district, followed by the METROPOLITAN ARTIST LOFTS located in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis. Dominium recently renovated the historic landmark Schmidt Brewery in Saint Paul and opened the doors in 2013 to the SCHMIDT ARTIST LOFTS. While preserving and renovating historic structures, Dominium’s historic redevelopments focus on meeting the unique needs of artists while creating a comfortable and collaborative environment.

 

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Iconic Sign Installation and Re-Lighting

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Pillsbury's Best Flour sign re-lighting event.

View Post / 11-04-2015

It's back and it's a red-letter night for the Minneapolis skyline, as Pillsbury sign lights up again.

Southwest Journal article about muralist Adam Turman which includes a photo and brief about the mural he did for A-Mill Artist Lofts.

View Post / 11-04-2015

Below is a link to an article in the Southwest Journal about muralist Adam Turman which includes a photo and brief about the mural he did for A-Mill Artist Lofts, commissioned by Dominium.

MinnPost article about the restoration of old iconic signs and includes Schmidt and A-Mill.

View Post / 11-04-2015

Signs of the time: Why we spend big bucks to save old ads

Articles about the Pillsbury's Best Flour sign re-installation.

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A-MILL NAMED A “TOP 10” DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR 2015

View Post / 12-12-2014

The editors of The Line, an influential website that uncovers what’s new and innovative in the Twin Cities region, have named A-Mill Artist Lofts one of its top ten “transformative” development projects for Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2015! Coming in at #2 overall, here is part of what The Line editors had to say about A-Mill: “Plenty of market rate housing has been added to historic Main Street in recent decades. Still, the City’s decision to use its economic development power to support historic rehab, while adding economic diversity to this up-and-coming neighborhood, is thrilling.”

A-MILL SPONSORS NORTHERN SPARK AND STONE ARCH

View Post / 06-14-2014

A-Mill’s official “coming out” party will be celebrated at Northern Spark, an all-night arts festival that lights up Minneapolis on June 14, 2014. Tens of thousands of people gather along the Minneapolis riverfront and throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges.

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