Sunday, November 13th from 1- 6 PM


It’s time for the next Free Space CRAFT FAIR!!! We’ve made some changes to make the event easier to plan & better for vendors & guests.

Here’s the gist:
-We are expanding the event to include flea market items
-The new name for the event will be ***The Crafty Flea***
-We hope to have this be a MONTHLY event, even while we are without our own space, ’cause it’s so popular
-We will need half a dozen or so volunteers to help out for a few hours on the day of the event. You can help set up, clean up, provide child care or whatever needs done during the event.

IF YOU WANT TO SELL STUFF that’s great! Crafts & the usual wares are welcome plus now flea-market-esque stuff, too! Each vendor will have half a table. $15 for upstairs tables due by 10/31 & $5-$15 sliding scale for downstairs tables due on the day of the event. Upstairs tables are sliding scale for folx who need to be upstairs due to mobility concerns. Email Oliver at for details and to reserve a table.

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER that is super great! Email Oliver at & let them know what/when/how you wanna help out.

The event will be, as always, kid-friendly with childcare provided as needed. The upstairs of the free space is wheelchair accessible with an accessible bathroom available upon request. The bathrooms are gender neutral.

Help the Free Space Move And Thrive

Many of you know that recently a new landlord bought the building that houses the Minnehaha Free Space. He indicated to us in our first meeting with him that he might raise the rent. Just this last week we found out how much he is raising it: from our current $1200 to $2200. There is no way we could raise enough money each month to afford this 83% rent hike. We will have to move. We put in notice that we will be staying through the end of 2016, and then we will be moving to a new space. We are asking our amazing supporters to help us with this transition. We are raising money for rent through December, moving costs, a deposit on a new space, and to cover the loss of income from our regularly scheduled events as we get the next space ready to host events.

We are dismayed about this rent hike and the gentrification of the Longfellow neighborhood that has already pushed out so many residents of color and continues with evictions and foreclosures of primarily people of color. We are committed to using our resources and energy to resist these patterns, to build stronger ties where we can co-depend on one another on the basis of solidarity and mutual aid to resist the dominant capitalist modes of obligation, money, competition and fear. We value the people and projects that have converged in this space and we want to provide a new anarchist space where even more exciting things can happen.

The survival of the Minnehaha Free Space since it first opened in 2011 is a strong testament to how many people support us. Many spaces have come and gone before us, and we would never have survived this long without our broad base of support. We will be using the rest of this year to talk to people and groups that have affinity with us and whose work intersects with ours in some way, to think carefully about what we want this next space to be. Our next steps will be shaped by these conversations. If you want to talk to us, please reach out.

We plan on communicating about our process with all who support us. We will update as regularly as we can.

Meanwhile, we will be staying at this location for the rest of 2016, and we need all kinds of support more than ever. We will do our utmost to keep up activity while we are here and will have a few big final events at our current space, including two craft fairs. Please stop by, come to events, book us for your event, donate to help us with our current rent and moving costs as we explore new spaces, and please do whatever you can to boost this so we can reach out to all the folks who care about making another space possible.

We are asking for 10K to help us cover our final months’ rent, moving costs, a deposit on a new space, and to help us cope with the loss of income from our regularly scheduled events as we deal with this unanticipated transition. Thank you for every dollar, every like, and every share.

To our supporters: you made our existence possible as the longest running collectively organized non-commercial autonomous radical space in Minneapolis. Your support means the world to us and we are ready to meet this challenge with all we have. We want this new space to be amazing. Thank you so much for anything and everything you can do to help.

The Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) Collective

Wednesday, October 5th, 7-10pm


Join us for a film screening of Echos of Rupture produced by Spanish media collective Camara Negra. Based on interviews with Syrian activists displaced to Turkey, this film tells the story of the Syrian revolution from the perspective of its participants—not the geopolitical perspective common in the mainstream media, nor the discourse of terrorism repeated by the American and Assadist regimes alike.

Solidarity with the Syrian revolution begins with hearing the perspectives of those who participate in it, and this film is a step towards that.

Flyer for event:

Echos of Rupture:

Camara Negra:

The Most Important Thing: Reflections on Solidarity and the Syrian Revolution

Facebook event here.

Tuesday August 30th 4pm-8pm


Letter writing: support the DAPL protest

Our usual letter writing get together plus folx who will be helping us write letters supporting the Sacred Stone camp protesting the Dakota Access Pipe Line. Supplies provided.

The Freespace is wheel chair accessible with accessible bathrooms available upon request. Bathrooms are nongendered There’s a kid’s room & our events are kid-friendly. ❤️

Craft Fair! August 21st

It’s time again for another rad Free Space craft fair! There will be craft fair flier.pnga bunch of vendors plus a playlist of local music. Our kids room and lending library will be open as usual. Bring your friends! Bring your kids! Come browse local crafts and goods, listen to local music, and build community with your neighbors.

If you want to sell your wares or offer a service, have your music included in the playlist, or volunteer to help out with the event, get in touch!

If you want to help spread the word, a PDF flyer can be found here.

We’re excited about putting together a soundtrack of local music to play at our next craft fair on August 21. We wanna play your music & your local friends’ music.

Send submissions to We’re still figuring out exactly what this is gonna look like & what we play depends on how many people send stuff in etc. We’ll be giving priority to artists of marginalized identities.


The upstairs of the Free Space is wheelchair accesible with an accessible bathroom available upon request. The kids room, library and a few vendors will be upstairs. The downstairs is only accessible via ~20 stairs and is where the main bathrooms and most of the vendors will be located.