Emy Frentz Arts Guild

Mankato, MN | Commercial


ISG assisted in the renovation and conversion of a former church in downtown Mankato into the new Emy Frentz Arts Guild. The historic building now houses Twin Rivers Council for the Arts.


A former church located in downtown Mankato would be the new home for the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, named the Emy Frentz Guild. This renovation included an office space, conference room, common space, art gallery, and studio spaces to support local artists.


ISG worked to preserve decor of the historic church in this renovation, to retain the buildings status as a landmark in downtown Mankato. Repairs to the facility included roofing, stone masonry, wall tuck-pointing, and window restoration. Salvaged and re-milled timbers were used to frame the space between the artists' studios down the center of the old church’s sanctuary. An existing circular window above the main entrance was preserved to retain the historic architecture of this building. This later became the inspiration for the organization's logo. Completed in 2009, this 5,500 square-foot renovated space is now home to the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts.

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