MINT, the nonprofit art gallery that has been supporting emerging artists since its inception in 2006, has announced that it will be closing its 636 North Highland Ave. space on April 1, 2016. Though their new home has yet to be determined, the ebullient gallery is actively pursuing a new space with greater accessibility and visibility to the community in partnership with the Goat Farm’s BEACONS program. It is their hope that their new space will allow for multiple exhibitions. “In the last ten years, MINT has grown from a small, entirely volunteer-run gallery and organization to a nationally recognized destination for emerging arts, presenting diverse and compelling exhibitions, artist residencies, and outreach,” says Erica Jamison, MINT’s executive director. “We are eager to find a space that supports this growth and allows us to reach a broader audience.”
In the interim, MINT plans to actively raise funds for the relocation while maintaining its presence in the arts community with its Leap Year Studio Artist Residency program. Patrons can still anticipate autumn exhibitions from this year’s residents Natalie Escobar, Lauren Peterson and Jordan Stubbs.
Prior to closing, MINT will host a juror/artist talk and reception for their third annual juried exhibition, Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been on Saturday, March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. They will also host a move-out party and fundraiser on Friday, April 1.