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  • CAFAC is now accepting applications to participate in year FOUR of our RedHot Art Market.  It is a special day we look forward to every year and I can't wait to have you all be a part of it. Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.  This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our love…
  • Wednesday, October 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Join us, along with our current featured artists, for an open dialogue about navigating the artistic world and how to cope with the inevitability of rejection. It will be an evening spent in creative and constructive conversation about what it all means and why we still keep at it. Come join in the discussion! Bring good vibes and open minds. All are always welcome.  Featured artists include:  James Burpee, Joli Grostephan-Brancato, Kelly Brazil, Rebecca…
  • For our next exhibit, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center wants your outcasts, rejects, pieces that have been turned away from other shows and exhibitions. We want to see your “failures” and hear how/if you were able to triumph over them. Let's join together for an evening discussion about what it all means. Whose opinion matters and if/why it matters? Did it give you fuel to try again? Let’s create an exhibition of your “worst” pieces and why you love them and join as a community of “f…
  • Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center invites you to FIREQUEST, our annual scavenger hunt, and fundraiser! Compete for prizes by finding hot, sparky, or fiery items, and visiting public artworks along the way. Afterward - or if scavenger hunts aren't your thing - join us for a Hothouse-style party, turned up a few degrees! We'll celebrate the scavenger hunt winners and you'll be able support CAFAC's work while enjoying fire arts demonstrations, a gallery show, and a pop-up art market. You'll be treate…
  • Join us as we take in one final look at Kristin Lebben's wonderful body of works titled "It's Only the Beginning..." on Wednesday, May 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Spend an evening with us as we celebrate all that Kristin has accomplished and wish her well on her future endeavors.  Refreshments and good vibes provided.  See you there!
  • CALL FOR CONSIGNORS!!!   Are you an artist working in forms produced by heat, spark, or flame looking for a place to sell your work? What if you could help out emerging artists at the same time? The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, located at 38th & Chicago in South Minneapolis, is currently seeking artists to sell work on consignment in our gallery showroom, which operates on a regenerative model by putting proceeds into student scholarship support.     The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Ce…
  • You are cordially invited to join CAFAC as we welcome artist Kristin Lebben for community discussion and celebration of work past and present in a show titled "It's Only The Beginning" on Saturday, April 6th, 6-8pm.  Lebben is a sculptor residing in the greater Minneapolis/St.Paul area.  She mainly works in bronze and stone but has also worked in copper, steel and wood.  Her work is both abstract and figurative.  In her abstract work she explores possitive and negative space and how they …
  • Join us Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30-9pm for our Spring Open HotHouse and the opening of our latest exhibit by local artist Kristin Lebben.   Lebben is a sculptor residing in the greater Minneapolis/St.Paul area.  She mainly works in bronze and stone but has also worked in copper, steel and wood.  Her work is both abstract and figurative.  In her abstract work she explores possitive and negative space and how they inform the piece.  She is also interested in how not only the form but the ma…
  • Hello friends! Let's think warm thoughts!! Spring is on its way and we'd love you to come celebrate it with us at our March Open (Hot)House! What's Open (Hot)House? It's an opportunity for our students and artists show off their work in an informal, fun event, open to the entire community. Watch fire arts in action as our instructors do blacksmithing, neon, and other demos. We'll also have hands-on activities and a new exhibit in our gallery celebrating the work of artist Kristin Lebben. And ou…
  • CAFAC's 3rd Annual RedHot Art Market! Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones. Celebrate love, life, and a great community of talented artists December 15th., 10am-6pm. Featured Artists: Mat West , Beth Onward, Kathleen Crook, Ange…