Springboard for the Arts

Funding Received: 2011
St. Paul, MN
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months
October 28, 2013

Schmidt Artist Lofts

Passion is an important part of starting a new organization. When the going gets tough, it's great to have passion to drive you to learn what you don't know, make changes, and keep on trucking!

Recent Wins
1. An opportunity opened up for Blue Ox Mini Golf to consider another location very close to the first. This new location would be a big change since we would have to operate an 18-hole mini golf course indoors; but this also means we could operate year round! There is also the option to add mini-golf to the roof, hearkening back to the time when it was the norm for mini-golf to be played on rooftops. Blue Ox Mini Golf is currently exploring this opportunity.

2. We need to give a "shout out" to our amazing advisory board members for their input and commitment to this project. Thank you!

3. The Schmidt Artist Lofts renovation looks fantastic, and many artists have already reserved lofts. This is an exciting time for the West Seventh community.

When a project gets stuck, it's good to cast a wide net, research, talk to stakeholders, and think outside the box. An opportunity will soon present itself!