Corporate Art Force

July Newsletter

Article: Using Artwork as a Tenant Improvement Strategy

To fully realize the potential of your space however, it is key to look past the necessities and design an environment that creates a holistic brand image and engages employees.

Your FF&E budget can help you maximize the investment you are making with your corporate real estate expenses. Including artwork in the design improvement plan for your space has significant impact on:

  1. Employee Productivity
  2. Your Brand Image

These two factors translate into real returns for organizations that choose to include artwork in their projects. Artwork typically only represents less than 1% of a total tenant improvement project, yet the benefits to the space far exceed the investment.

Join us to view our exhibition of artwork celebrating summer! Our Summer Showcase features artwork from local artists that represent the season. Stop by our showroom to meet some of the artists and to view this terrific mix of artwork. Many pieces will be available for sale, light refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our event will be held on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00-7:00PM in our showroom located at 1400 Van Buren St NE, Minneapolis MN 55413.

RSVP Here.

Installation Feature: Multi-Family Project

This month we feature an installation we did for a modern building included a mix of framed prints, and original artwork throughout their facility! It’s now more important than ever when planning multi family developments to create a design that delivers a powerful brand experience.

Your aesthetic choices should tell a unique and compelling story to prospective and current tenants. When selected properly, the art in your property provides a significant ROI. The right artwork can be an impactful way to tell your property’s story during tours, social media posting, and other marketing efforts. This translates into real increases in occupancy rates, and even opportunities for higher opening rental prices.

Upcoming MSP Art Events

Nancy Musinguzi: August 2019 X Northside
8/1, 6-8:00PM, Juxtaposition Arts.
This August, Juxtaposition Arts presents a special collaborative project and exhibit featuring the work of Minnesota-based visual storyteller Nancy Musinguzi, on view in the JXTA Emerson Gallery from August 1–31, 2019. NORTHSIDE: An Oral History Publication and Installation is a multimedia oral history project featuring candid conversations and portraits of North Minneapolis youth that highlights their approach to using art as a catalyst for community-building and social change.
Weather: Prints by Karen Kunc
8/1-8/31, 6:00PM, Northern Clay Center.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is excited to host Weather, an exhibition of works by Karen Kunc, featuring 16 reduction woodcuts, including four artist books and 12 prints. Kunc’s work is printed in stages during which she carves and destroys the blocks to create the imagery. This material transformation process results in unpredictable artwork, with imaginary landscapes of vortexes, streams and pools, showcasing bold color as place markers for occurrences and sites. Kunc’s work refers to the natural world, it’s resources and the evolutionary forces that shape our environment.
Hot Off the Press: Members of the Highpoint Center for Printmaking Artist’s Studio Cooperative
7/19-8/31 2019, Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to present Hot Off the Press, an exhibition of prints by members of its artists’ studio cooperative. Printmaking methods represented include lithography, relief, intaglio, screenprinting, monotype, and polymergravure. The prints will be on view and available for purchase.
Artist Talk with Dan Tran: Primitive VS Modern
8/2, 7:00PM, MPLS Photo Center.

Tran’s work has been featured at the Minneapolis Photo Center, and has received Honorary Mention in the 2015 IPA Contest , the Honorary Mention in the 2017 Monochrome Awards, is shown in the Competition Gallery for the 2018 LensCulture Portrait Contest, and was selected to be shown at the 2018 Art Basel Miami.

Limitless Spaces
8/10-8/22 2019, MCAD MFA Studios / Gallery.

How do we imagine new digital worlds where the rules of physics are subverted, how do we bring the experience of the physical reality into a limitless space? Limitless Spaces is an exhibition curated by Zoe Cinel ’18, MFA, and current MFA student Shirin Ghoreyshi in partnership with the MCAD Master of Fine Arts program.