AIGA Centennial Day



AIGA Minnesota Welcomes New Board Members

Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, beginning on July 1, 2015.


January 21st, 6:00pm
until 9:30pm

Stone Arch Bridge and the Aster

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Join AIGA Minnesota for this special event, marking 100 years from the day of the very first meeting of AIGA. Similar activities will be happening around the country on this day by each chapter, in celebration of the organization’s centennial milestone.

This two part Centennial Day event, will start off with the Centennial Day photograph at the historic Stone Arch Bridge and then move indoors to the Aster Cafe’s River Room for cake and a toast along with viewing the projections of the favorite moments submitted by our members, past/present chapter leaders, and founding members.

After a special Centennial toast with attendees, you won’t want to miss a live performance by the New Insect Overlords band, featuring Paul Shambroom, Steve Michels-Boyce, and Gary Krainak.

6pm – 6:45pm: AIGA 100 Centennial Day Photograph

North-side of the Stone Arch Bridge

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AIGA Minnesota’s photographer Jay Larson will capture an image of members light painting the letters “AIGA 100″ commemorating the 100th birthday of the organization in the great outdoors, in true Minnesota fashion.

We will be meeting at the north-side of the Stone Arch Bridge ( and photographing on the bridge. Lighting instruments will be provided. We will have the locations for the shot taped out to minimize the time spent outside. Come dressed warm. Metered parking is available along SE Main Street. If coming for the entire evening you may want to park in the ramp between 2nd St SE and University Ave SE on 2nd Av SE.

7pm – 9:30pm Centennial Day Celebration and Toast

Aster Cafe

125 Southeast Main Street
‪Minneapolis, MN 55414‬
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You are welcome to join us at the Aster Cafe whether or not you participate in the photo activity.

Registration is now closed. Limited walk-in spots are available upon checking into the event. First come, first serve basis. 

Members | Free
Nonmember | $10

Share your favorite AIGA moments to be recorded as chapter history

Leading up to this celebration, we invite you to share your favorite AIGA moments via twitter. Post your favorite AIGA moments along with a related image, self-made video, or design piece, if you wish. These posts will then be compiled, highlighting and preserving our chapter achievements, milestones, personalities, accomplishments, initiatives and members’ memories. Now through January 21st, include @aigamn and the #AIGA100 hashtag to be included in the the compilation.

About AIGA 100

In 2014, AIGA will mark its 100th year as the professional association for design. A yearlong series of celebrations and events are being planned. But beyond the confetti, what opportunity does this centennial present? A chance to look back, so we understand our roots as designers, and the tradition of impact we all share. A chance to look forward, to understand how tomorrow’s designers will influence our culture and to plan for their success. A stronger reach for relevance, as we capture in mass activity the very reasons that design matters as a powerful agent for change in our society. And chances to pollinate, as we come together in person and in a dynamic digital space to communicate, germinate and celebrate. AIGA 100 will be a party, and so much more than that.

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Questions? Please contact Jenny Price, Vice President and AIGA 100 chapter liaison.

Responses to AIGA Centennial Day

  1. With the AIGA Centennial, for a sense of historical perspective, I suggest that AIGA Minnesota members, especially more recent members, see the list of past presidents of the organization at > about > past presidents
    (ideally there would be links to career summaries for each of the past presidents)

    A year-by-year listing of the number of members in the organization since 1977, and, if possible, a year-by-year listing of the names of the members since 1977, would also provide a sense of historical perspective.

  2. Hi Patrick, Thanks for your comment and the link to the past presidents list. We appreciate your suggestions for additional items to highlight our chapter history. Hope to see you on the 21st!

    Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw

    January 19th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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