A SPACE FOR ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS & MAKERS
XIA Gallery & Café is a coffee shop, and the first and only exhibition space in Little Mekong cultural and business district dedicated to showcasing Asian American creative work & designs.
XIA provides a space and other resources to support Asian American artists and makers to connect and celebrate Minnesota Asian communities. A project of Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA), XIA Gallery and Café continues AEDA's anti-displacement initiative to preserve culture and small businesses in Little Mekong. Located on University Avenue in Frogtown and Rondo, Little Mekong emerged in the 1980s and 90s when Southeast Asian Vietnam War refugees were placed in St. Paul.
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Wed - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 3pm
Mon - Tue: Closed
"Culture produces economic value and strength that communities of color should not ignore when building and creating economic value & development . . . Arts & culture really increases our visibility and our impact in every positive way by sharing our culture with everyone."
Va Megn Thoj, Executive Director of AEDA
- Fri, Apr 07XIA Gallery & CafeApr 07, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMXIA Gallery & Cafe, 422 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103, USAXIA welcomes the community to view this cross-racial allyship exhibition of Asian & Black artists to advance in solidarity and healing. These artists are uplifting their voices and cultivating their creativity in the exhibition.
- Fri, Apr 14Saint PaulApr 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMSaint Paul, 422 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103, USAWe want to engage the community in conversations with 4 professional artists through a panelist event. These artists will share how they use artist expression to showcase social justice and unity to bring cross racial allyship.
- Fri, Jun 02XIA Gallery & CafeJun 02, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMXIA Gallery & Cafe, 422 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103, USACome and join us to celebrate the exhibition of "Mountains & Trees" by Ung Lim Lee. Lee is a Korean artist over 90 years old and has painted hundreds of work ever since he retired. He has painted on various materials, such as Korean handmade paper (hanji).