Welcome to the 2017 AIGA Minnesota Luncheons series! We have three fantastic speaking events lined up and we can’t wait to kick off a brand-new season. Last year’s new format was universally well-received, so we’re continuing to keep the fresh vibes alive with a new venue, new food and new discussion each week.

This season, the discussion theme is family ties. Ties can be good and bad—obstacles or opportunities. Whether they grew up with design or married into it, our speakers have strong family ties that blur the lines between their professional and personal lives. Join us for the inside scoop on working, living and breathing together—how ideas spread, how secrets are kept and how family bonds make design better.

So get out and get inspired! You never know where a lunch may lead!

Summer of 2017 Schedule:

Monday, June 19th – Heather & Leslie Olson @ Surly Brewing Co.
Wednesday, July 26th – Joe Sr & Joseph Duffy @ Day Block Brewing
Thursday, August 24th -Liz Gardner with Josef & Marty Harris @ Eat Street Social (info coming soon!)

Ticket Costs – purchase online

AIGA Members

  • Trustee | $20
  • Leader / Sustainer | $25
  • Supporter | $30
  • Contributor | $35
  • Student / Educator | $15

All Non-members | $40


If you need special assistance to participate in this event, please contact Phen Grant & Leah Edelman-Brier, Luncheons Co-Chairs, at least 5 business days in advance of the program. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements.


Virtual Event
  • Virtual Event

Confronting sexism and toxic masculinity in gaming and other digital spaces, Angela
Washko’s practice spans interventions in mainstream media, performance art in virtual
environments such as World of Warcraft, net art, video games, and moving image works [read more…]

Save The Date

Join bi-coastal, LGBTQ+ and Minority-owned studio Polymode on a journey in workshop form. Eschewing a single authoritative voice, this free afternoon workshop welcomes designers to collectively gather O.U.R. BIPOC Queer Design knowing that can grow and evolve with input from multiple voices. [read more…]

The oldest continually operating punk collaborative in the Twin Cities, Extreme Noise Records is both a gathering place for the punk community as well as supported countless creators of original record covers, apparel, posters, and print publishing whose work is too often under recognized in dialogues around design. [read more…]