Our Mission

Highpoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the community and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.


  • Educational Programming & Community Programs in printmaking for all ages and backgrounds.

  • A Printshop Cooperative which provides access for local artists to create and show their work in a supportive workshop environment.

  • A Visiting Artists Program—local, national and international in scope—through which invited artists create original prints under the guidance and support of a Master Printer.

  • A Gallery that enables visitors to view exhibitions of local, national, and international prints. Most work is offered for sale to the public.

Our History

Highpoint Center for Printmaking was established in April 2001 and is the only accessible, community-oriented facility of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Until Highpoint opened its doors, broad public access to the printmaking arts was virtually non-existent in this part of the country.

Having reached it’s capacity at its first location, in 2008 Highpoint launched HP2, a capital campaign, to raise funds to purchase and renovate a 10,000 sq. ft. building at 912 W. Lake Street, in South Minneapolis. Thanks to generous foundations and hundreds of individuals, HP2 was a great success. Highpoint’s future is now stable and secure in a permanent home, allowing HP to continue its significant contribution to the printmaking arts and our community’s cultural life.

Co-founders Executive Director Carla McGrath and Artistic Director & Master Printer Cole Rogers have built Highpoint with established reputations in, and extensive knowledge of the arts, education and printmaking. *see the staff page for detailed bios