Transportation & Parking | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Transportation & Parking

Aerial view of MCAD and Minneapolis skyline

General Information

MCAD is located at 2501 Stevens Avenue, south of downtown Minneapolis and next to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. You can find the most current information about construction and detours on MnDOT's website. Call MCAD at 612.874.3700 with questions about planning your visit.

The MCAD parking lot is located at 2572 2nd Ave S, the intersection of 26th Street East and Second Avenue South. The cost is $0.25/hour.

There are unrestricted parking spots on the streets surrounding campus. 

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

For Invited Visitors Parking

The parking lot address is 2572 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Invited guests 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.

For 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.

Bus and Light Rail

Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, offering an integrated network of 130 bus routes, 2 light rail lines, and a 40-mile commuter train, as well as resources for those who carpool, walk, and bike.