MCAD is located at 2501 Stevens Avenue, just south of downtown Minneapolis, next to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown Construction

Major ongoing road construction projects are affecting traffic routes near MCAD. Please find the most current information about construction and detours on MnDOT's website. Call MCAD at 612.874.3700 with questions and for help planning your route.


Those with cars are typically able to find free, unrestricted parking on the streets surrounding MCAD's campus. The college also has a parking lot located at the intersection of 26th Street East and Second Avenue South where you can park for $0.25/hour.

Parking Lot for Students, Staff, and Faculty

MCAD commuter students, staff, and faculty may purchase a stored-value parking pass from the Art Cellar to utilize on a space-available basis. Resident students are not allowed to purchase a parking pass.

Continuing Education students should review first-day class information for parking policies.

Parking Lot for Invited Visitors/Guests

Invited visitors may pull up to the parking lot entrance gate and request access via the intercom. Visitors should then obtain an exit-only pass from the department they are visiting.

Handicap-Accessible Parking

Handicap-accessible parking is available for people with a state-issued handicap parking permit. Spaces are located off of 25th Street and Stevens Avenue South and at the intersection of 26th Street East and Second Avenue South.


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