This has been an exceptionally slow month at the Free Space and as a result we’re running up short on our expenses (rent & internet) for next month.

In the interest of full disclosure, we currently have $625.52. Our rent is $1,200 and the internet is $160. This means we need to raise $574.48 by the end of the month to make rent and $734.45 total to cover next months expenses. Please consider making a donation of any amount if you are able!! You can donate online, mail a check, or come by while we’re open. Checks need to be made out to MARS (not Minnehaha Free Space).

December Craft Fair


Time for another craft fair!
This time there will be an intergenerational art party hosted by Forks And Sporks in conjunction with the craft fair. Art activities will be upstairs and the craft fair will be downstairs. This is intended to provide childcare during the craft fair so that caregivers have the option of tabling.

If you make things and would like to sell them, or if you would like to offer a service during the fair (such as tarot readings/chair massage, etc) e-mail or get in touch through facebook if you don’t like e-mailing.


Tools Not Tools



Craft night has a new co-host! Tools Not Tools, a group for and by WTF (women/trams/femme) folks looking to provide access to traditionally-masculine tools and skills, will host a tool identification flash card making session. Some art supplies will be provided, but please bring any colored pencils, pastels, water colors, etc, you’d like to contribute!

Come join us at craft night: Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5-8pm

Sunday 12/13: Sunday Art Party with Forks and Sporks


Sunday, December 13 from 1-6pm

It’s time for another ALL AGES SUNDAY ART PARTY, this time in conjunction with the December Craft Fair! By popular request, we are going to make the upstairs space kid-centric and intergenerational and super artsy. We will be upstairs, they will be downstairs. We will have craft supplies galore. Bring your fabulous selves for some intergenerational awesomeness!

The December Craft Fair is here:

Community Craft Night


Thursday, December 3 from 5-8pm

Spend an evening making crafts and hanging out with friends. Work on that project you’ve been meaning to get to, it’s more fun making things and learning with others! If you don’t have a project, we will have supplies for making ironwood chopsticks, stencils, fiber arts, and silk screens. Everyone is welcome, this is a kid friendly event and child care will be available. More details at:

Friday 11/13: Introverts Dinner

Friday, November 13th 6-8pm

No facilitated discussion during dinner this week! Come by and you can bring something you wanna do, like a book you’re reading, or a puzzle or whatever it is you feel like doing. We can talk to each other if we want, but we don’t have to!! There will be art supplies in case people feel like drawing.

Tuesday 11/10: Zine Making

During open hours (4-8pm) Tuesday November 10th

make zines at the free space!
if you don’t know how that is okay,
we’ll teach you the way!
art supplies provided,
but feel free to bring your own!

Full Definition of ZINE
: magazine; especially : a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter <a feminist zine>
(from Merriam Webster)