Smallest Museum in Saint Paul | Community Arts Project
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One coffee shop + one vintage fire hose case + local art = The Smallest Museum in Saint Paul

WORKHORSE COFFEE BAR was awarded funds to create the Smallest Museum in St Paul, as part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich St. Paul through the arts.


Just outside the coffee shop’s front door is a vintage fire-hose cabinet recessed into the exterior wall of our building. We transformed this cabinet into a 2 ft. x 3 ft. micro-museum, and have programmed exhibits through June of 2016. You can visit The Smallest Museum in St Paul 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as it is a street-scape gallery.


Project organizers intend to continue SMSP programming beyond the grant funded period, and are currently seeking support for future iterations of this community arts project.