Thu, Aug 15th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404

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Connect with creatives from the local design community at Third Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

  • Take in “Design: Off The Grid,” a panel discussion exploring visual layouts that defy standard grid-based conventions, as well as how concepts like empathy, kindness and inclusion affect design, featuring leading Twin Cities creatives.
  • Learn more about volunteer opportunities with AIGA MN, connect with Typhoon, and pick your favorite Pantone to make into a button.
  • Experience “End of Times 3,” 32 letterpress prints by 32 artists, as well as a digital installations by Brian Skalak and FNK.
  • Create a stylish alphabet letter for a collaborative type project with font designer Chank Diesel.
  • Enjoy music by FNK, a cash bar, and food trucks Samurai Teppanyaki and Fro Yo Soul.
  • Check out the latest Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program show “In Between / Underneath (Entremedio / Por Debajo)” by Jonathan Herrera Soto. And don’t miss Mia’s special exhibition “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” before it closes on August 18!

Event Host:

Third Thursday is FREE and open to the public.

Contact Leadership

Ted Kusio
Ted Kusio
Director of Alliances
A relative newbie to MN (almost four years!), Ted Kusio is, or has been, a Creative Director, Interactive Designer/Developer, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, TV Critic and Professor. He designed a record-breaking presentation for Vogue magazine; animated effective online ads for The New York Times paywall; directed a Flash agency’s creative and technical evolution to HTML; and made web sites, web apps, presentations, online ads, videos, motion graphics and other digital content for other big names you’ve heard of (DDB, Macy’s, The Discovery Channel, Estée Lauder) and some you haven’t.

At AIGA MN he’s been a member of the Diversity and Inclusion and Design Camp committees, helps his wife run The Redeeming Time Project, draws impossible people, and explores the many flavors of creativity available in the Twin Cities.