Light Grey Art Lab is located in the Whittier Neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. We are nestled in a very creative neighborhood, directly across the street from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Since opening our doors in 2012, we have exhibited the work of thousands of illustrators, concept artists, typographers, designers, and artists from around the globe. We host monthly public art exhibitions, local workshops, visiting artist classes, lectures and podcasts, as well as lead creative adventures during the Light Grey Art Camp, Light Grey Art Camp International, and the Light Grey Iceland Residency Programs. Our mission is to connect creative people, collaborate, and make good things happen!
On a daily basis, there are local visitors and artists stopping by the gallery to look at art prints and originals. We have several hundred people visiting the gallery per month including the opening reception and events. All of the artwork is visible and available on our Light Grey Shop (shop.lightgreyartlab.com) where artist projects can be purchased from patrons and art lovers around the world. We are now seeking artists to participate in the Light Grey Artist Shop where we feature artist made collections, originals, zines, books, objects, and more - we want to celebrate and promote the things you do!
Thank you again for being a part of the community,
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***We are currently looking for all types of creatives and projects: books, zines, anthologies, comics, collaborative projects, editioned prints, originals, small sculptures/trinkets, jewelry, games and more. Throughout the year, we ofter open applications to exhibit new artwork, originals, and self-initiated projects in our Light Grey Shop. If you have made a great project or have a new body of work that you would like to exhibit and sell, we encourage you to apply!
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. You may apply for specific themes, collections, or sections of the the Light Grey Shop. You may also propose new project or collection in the works. In your application, please select which section you are applying for, the details of your pieces, and provide documentation. You will be contacted by email for approval.
If you have any questions about consignment send us a note: email@example.com
Upon acceptance, artists are required to complete the artist information form and consignment contract. Artists will be assigned a vendor number and specific shipping and surrender dates. Artists are solely responsible for shipping to the gallery and return shipping of any unsold works. Artists must ship their work with signature confirmation, tracking and insurance. Light Grey Art Lab is not responsible for any lost or damaged goods that happens in transit.
**We request that national artists ship using USPS flatrate boxes when possible.
Please ship artwork to:
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th Street Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Artists are also responsible for return shipping at the end of the contracted period. We will ship your artwork using the most reliable and cost effective way possible. We will send a request for the full return shipping and tracking.
You will be issued a vendor number and a direct link to your personalized shop listing! You are welcome to promote your work and link directly back to the online shop. We may reach out to you for artist features, blog posts, and podcast interviews -- we love to promote the things you do! If you are a consignment artist, feel free to tag your work with #lightgreyartlab and #lightgreyartistshop and we will repost your process and product photos.
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You can find all of the current projects and publications available on the Light Grey Shop: shop.lightgreyartlab.com
Our Light Grey Artist Shop has a flat consignment rate of 50/50. Please price your work accordingly. Artists will be paid quarterly or at the end of their consigning schedule. During the consignment, Light Grey Art Lab will house/store, hang, display, promote and feature the artwork/collection in the shop, online shop, social media, and more. Light Grey Art Lab will manage all shipping and handling, customer orders, product listing, inventory, and press details.
Artwork will remain in the shop for up to 6 months. For special launch dates, project releases, and requests, please mention it in your application and send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists will be paid via paypal or sent a physical check along with a sales report.
If you are submitting screen prints, patches, zines, or any editions of artwork, you may send 10, 20, or 30 of your item for the initial consignment. We have the ability to list different sizes, colors, shapes, and variants on our online shop. If you are running low on any item, we will contact you with the option to ship items.
Editioned prints and series submitted should be signed and editioned, digital prints should be digitally signed.
If you have a print series and would like to utilize our printing services, we can individually coordinate printing fees, edition numbers, and resources. We do have the ability to print here at the gallery, but there is a small printing/paper/ink fee that will be assigned by the dimension of printed work. If you have questions about these services, please send me a note: email@example.com
Do you have a large body of work or a special project? Pitch it to us -- we are now accepting proposals for our featured artist wall!
We have several adjunct galleries and small walls that are open for special projects. The full solo gallery includes an opening reception, public events, and special promotion. If you would like to pitch your concept, please fill out the consignment form above and send an email proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org