Springboard for the Arts opens doors to artists, community at new digs in St. Paul

1 Oct 2021


Springboard for the Arts has transformed a vacant used car dealership into a colorful, flexible hub for artists and neighbors.

This weekend, the nonprofit is celebrating its new home on University Avenue in St. Paul with tours, tunes and a poem written for the occasion. (Check out the schedule here.)

Artists have been holding events at this address for years, shaping how the space feels and functions.

Standing inside what once was the dealership's garage, Springboard's executive director Laura Zabel pointed to a doorway 20 feet off the ground. The architects' original plans called for closing off that "dangerous door to nowhere," Zabel said.

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