December 6, 2012

ArtOrg in Cannon Falls

By Dave Machacek


ArtOrg has purchased the building at 214 4th Street N. in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, and this location will be our primary home. We consider ourselves a regional group, and we will continue to serve customers in Northfield and throughout the state. The new ArtOrg building is very unique because it has a 5000-square-foot wide-open area for studios, ample space for our offices and meeting rooms, three apartments which will eventually serve as artist residencies, and a large outdoor space for public art installations. The site adjoins two restaurants, and the Cannon Valley Bike Trail, as well as more great amenities of the growing and vibrant downtown Cannon Falls. ArtOrg overlooks the Little Cannon River rapids and a city park.
The purchase of the facility was supported through important friends of ArtOrg, and also through the help of the Economic Development Authority of Cannon Falls that provided a development loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund. We hope that ArtOrg can become an important strategic tenant as Cannon Falls continues to develop its downtown. Cannon Falls is located midway between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota on Highway 52 and driving time is about 45 minutes to both. Cannon Falls is also on Highway 19, and driving time to Northfield is 15 minutes, and to Red Wing is 30 minutes. Please watch us as we create plans to improve and renovate the building.

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