Our Mission

To foster an inclusive and sustainable arts community through exhibitions, education, and outreach.

Our Vision 

We envision a vibrant, inclusive arts community that supports artists and their engagement with a wider audience. We envision an economically vital arts community where diverse views and opinions can be exchanged. To support our vision we provide open spaces for participatory arts experiences.

Our Values

Engagement, Diversity, Authenticity, and Access

  • We encourage a community engaged in robust dialogue, the creation of new works that are accessible.

  • We help artists develop their voice and refine their practice  by providing educational opportunities.

  • We support a diversity of artists, mediums and audiences.

  • We build transparent partnerships between Altered Esthetics, the arts community and the public.

  • We embrace ethical practices in our operations and communication with funders, artists and community members.


Ae's gallery is located at The Southern Theater in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Patrons of the Ae gallery at The Southern Theater can view exhibitions before and after theater performances.

View the theater schedule and learn more about how to become an ARTshare member here: http://southerntheater.org/. As an ARTshare member you will have full access to the resident companies at The Southern, including Altered Esthetics film festival!

The 2nd floor gallery is only accessible by stairs. We apologize for this and will make any effort we can to make sure that individuals who cannot access the 2nd floor will be able to see images of the artwork upstairs.

Gallery / Mailing Address:

1420 Washington Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

Gallery Hours:

During receptions and one hour prior to all performances at The Southern Theater (more information on performances here: https://southerntheater.org/).