About Textile Center
Textile Center is a national center for fiber art. Its mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art. Textile Center represents and supports fiber artists working in all forms of textile media including weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, needlework, lace making, basketry and beading. A critical part of Textile Center's mission is to bring validation and visibility to this field of art. Textile arts arise from all cultures and the Textile Center works to preserve traditional forms as well as to encourage experimentation and the development of new fiber art forms.
Through exhibitions, education programs and textile arts resources, Textile Center:
- Promotes fiber art as a living art form that is rooted in every culture.
- Supports the creative development of fiber artists.
- Sustains the textile art community.
Textile Center is located in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis. Our facility features a gallery and shop, flexible 300-seat auditorium and classroom space, textile library, dye lab and office space. The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is an anchor tenant. The Textile Center is the first facility in Minnesota that represents all fiber art forms, and it is the only center in the United States that is formed by a coalition of the textile community.
We are a membership organization and our members include fiber artists, textile arts guilds, fiber art businesses and fiber art enthusiasts from around the world. We welcome people of all ages and artistic abilities to join and participate in Textile Center activities.
Honoring textile traditions and promoting excellence and innovation in fiber art.