Art Works Eagan offers artist studios, fine art gallery, small performance space and a makers’ workshop. AWE serves as a centralized hub for artists, the community, and existing arts organizations in Eagan to connect and collaborate with each other. History: The founding Board of Directors met in an artist group called Eagan Artist Connect. They gathered to support one another, share creative inspiration, develop professionally, and learn. This group founded Art Works Eagan in order to provide the community with missing aspects within Eagan: space for artists to create, venues for artists to display work, space for performing arts, opportunities for collaboration among artists of all media and performance backgrounds, and a venue for the community to interact with artists and support creativity locally. Art Works Eagan was formed in January of 2016 and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. In the first year, AWE officially incorporated as a non-profit business, established a Board of Directors, completed legal and organizational documents for financial planning and 501(c)(3) status, and designed programming for the coming years.