Located in the Minneapolis Public Schools Educational Service Center in North Minneapolis, the John B. Davis Gallery offers beautiful spaces for student, teacher and community art exhibitions and displays. The Gallery is free and open to the public during the Davis Center business hours. The Davis Center is generally open from 7am-9pm Mon-Fri. It is closed on weekends and school holidays. Visit us!

John B. Davis Gallery
1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis 
Google Map  612.668.6000
7am-9pm Mon-Fri; Closed on weekends and school holidays. Free and open to the public.
For information on opportunities for future exhibits and shows, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Current Exhibition

Franklin Middle School Student Artwork - Teacher Melodee Strong
June - September 2017

The gallery will be open and participating in FLOW - Northside Arts Crawl


Exhibition Schedule - School Year 2016 - 2017

MPS Visual Arts Specialist Exhibition
October 11th - November 21st, 2016
This exhibit features the artwork of our our highly skilled Visual Art Teachers from across the district.

Co-Mission Exhibition
Monday, November 28th, 2016 - Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 13th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Viva City Elementary Exhibition
Monday, February 6th, 2017 - Friday, March 24th, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 14th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Viva City Middle School Exhibition
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 - Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 18th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Past Exhibitions - School Year 2015 - 2016

Artists Within: Artwork by MPS staff
May 5 - June 3, 2016
A curated exhibition of the work of MPS employees throughout the district

Viva City Highlights
June 13 - October 2, 2015
Photographs by Joel Woodward

MPS Visual Art Teacher Showcase
October 9 - December 11, 2015
This exhibit features the artwork of our our highly skilled Visual Art Teachers from across the district.

The Art of Me - Viva City
December 17, 2015 - January 15, 2016
The Art of Me" explores positive self expression as well as social and communication skills through a variety of artistic discplines - including visual art, theater, poetry, music, and dance - and culminates ina public performance and exhibition.  This exhibit is the kick-off event for Viva City and is supported by MPS Arts, MPS Special Education Department and Upstream Arts.

Viva City High School Exhibition
January 26 - March 4, 2016

Viva City Elementary Exhibition
March 15 - April 29, 2016

Past Exhibitions - School Year 2014-2015

Artists Within: Artwork by MPS staff
October 9 - November 20, 2014
A curated exhibition of the work of MPS employees throughout the district

Viva City Elementary Exhibition
December 5, 2014 - January 29, 2015

Viva City Middle School Exhibition
February 5 - March 23, 2015

Identity and the American Landscape: Photographs by Wing Young Huie
April 10 - June 12, 2015