750 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis MN 55401-1549
After many years of effort and planning, the brainchild of Minneapolis artist Edward Lentsch has a home. In a new 12,000 square foot space, the studio complex for artistsleague.com will be fully functional soon!
General Information about Artist's League:
1. We have a 'state of the art' visual arts studio facility about 75% complete.
2. We will be fully functional by Spring '05 for artists workshops projects and productions.
3. We are in pre-production for a weekly broadcast "arts show" that will air in the Fall.
4. Our business creates jobs for dozens of area visual artists and craftsmen.
5. Our studio creates dozens of apprenticeships and intern-mentorships for hundreds of young people.
6. Artistsleague.com is a contractor for public and private arts projects.
7. Our studio produces fine art, architectural millwork, furniture and sculpture, video and photography,
intellectual property, and original multimedia publishing.
8. We have experience in event planning and management including food styling and original cuisine.
Let me explain what I am doing:
I am in the process of building out a 10,000 foot 'state of the art' visual arts production facility that will include a ceramic, glass, metal, jewelry and stone shop; with small-foundry- and-casting; these facilities are in addition to my existing wood and metal shops. Adjoining these studios are painting, multimedia graphics, photography studios and a computer lab.
Beyond being a fully functional working production shop, the studio will also produce video documentary with web streaming to a central server capable of being fed live to the artistsleague.com website.
This is for a concept that I call “ the Greater International Youth Artist's League”
The purpose of the studio is to facilitate intern apprenticeships for younger artists and inventors. Through various projects under the direction and coaching of senior veteran artisans, the studio will house a sort of Camp Visual Arts for young people to work on real projects for companies and individuals who in turn act as our sponsors and clients.
I am installing in each of the studios, live video cams that will simulcast video-web-streaming to the artistsleague.com website.
In addition we are producing a weekly broadcast for the Fall. This production will feature interviews with the artists and their projects detailed in studio documentary format.
The way it works is simple:
I have designed a multipurpose studio that will support workshop driven studio productions that pair experienced professionals with 17 to 25 year old interns. The young artists are chosen from organized talent searches and competitions working in partnership with area high schools and college universities.
The end game is a reality based TV show and video documentary products to be merchandised on the website.
It's a win-win for the artists and the company!
1. mid-career and veteran artists and artisans get exposure and project access to facility and intern staff to execute their own original and/or artistsleague sponsored projects.
2. artistsleague.com promots and distributes additional web and video-products about artist--(video artists profiles) for additional royalties to the artist and company.
Our success in providing a valuable service to the community is dependent upon our best efforts to make a connection with the resources available to us. The connection we make with the greater arts community will depend on how effectively we can communicate our vision; our credibility; and the way we network into the infrasructure.
Artists interested in working in this studio have many options open to them:
1. The studio is available for rental options for specific projects or workshops.
2. There are work share options for team leaders.
3. There are paid positions open for qualified craftsmen.
4. There are intern positions open to qualified students ages 18 to 25.
5. There are still voids left in my team of directors that we are still formulating.