Doors Open Minneapolis at the Clinic & Specialty Center

Doors Open Minneapolis at Hennepin Healthcare's Clinic & Specialty Center

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 10 am - 5 pm
715 South 8th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55404

We are thrilled to be a sponsor and the healthiest venue of the inaugural Doors Open Minneapolis. Hennepin Healthcare has been serving this community for more than 130 years with exceptional care without exception. We welcome you to explore our newest clinic – a stunning six-story building in the east end of Minneapolis featuring over 600 pieces of original local and international artists. This event is open to all, handicapped accessible, and family friendly – just like the care found within our doors every day.


Experience a state-of-the-art medical facility and the stunning artwork of the Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center. Purposely incorporated into the healing environment of this new clinic center are more than 600 pieces of artwork featuring local and regional artists, all anchored by the four-story glass sculpture creating a beacon of health and healing in East Town. Activities include an art scavenger hunt, creation stations, self-tours and scheduled demonstrations with local artists.

Public restrooms and drinking foundations are available on each open floor.


Complimentary underground parking will be provided for Doors Open Minneapolis guests visiting our Clinic & Specialty Center. Our Clinic & Specialty Center parking garage entrance is on Park Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets. All vehicles must be removed by 5:30 pm.


All activities are free, take place both days, kid-friendly, and handicapped accessible.


  • Self-guided art tour scavenger hunt | guides available at level 1
  • Creation station: tissue paper art | level 1
  • History of Hennepin Healthcare and its Predecessors exhibit | level 2
  • River of Life video, a looping 8-minute video showcasing the creation of our signature art piece | level 3


  • Meet the architects! Learn about factors that shaped the building design and sustainable aspects | level 2


  • Visit with Bernie the Rescue Dog, Hennepin Healthcare’s mascot | level 1


  • Artist demonstration | level 3


  • Guided art tour | meet on level 1 at 10:30am


  • Creation station: fabric art weaving | level 2


  • Music Jeopardy game with Hennepin Healthcare’s music therapist | level 1


  • Artist demonstration | level 3


  • Guided art tour | meet on level 1 at 10:30 am

Learn more about the Inspire Arts program at Hennepin Healthcare.

Consider getting your healthcare at the Clinic & Specialty Center.


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