Alexandra Starr &
Alexandra Starr &

Alexandra Starr '08

B.S.B. ’08 (Carlson School of Management)
Alumni Association Member

About Mess Hall LLC
Mess Hall is an art experience and event space where anyone can come try art techniques and messy activities you generally wouldn't do at home. Throwing paint, pouring paint, and using tools such as beads, straws, strainers, and more - Mess Hall LLC encourages creativity and inspiration. Mess Hall LLC also provides kid activities such as finger painting, slime, sand-art, spin-art, and monthly themed crafts.

Visit Mess Hall LLC

906 Mainstreet 
Hopkins, MN 55343


About Alexandra
During her time at the U of M, Zan Starr was involved in many extracurricular activities, including serving as social chairman at her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, as a new student weekend leader, in Rho Alpha, and reading to children at Lucy Laney. Zan also studied abroad in Singapore during her senior year and started full time at Ernst & Young following her graduation in the middle of the tax season in January 2009. She has been with Ernst & Young for 14 years and started Mess Hall as a passion project. Today Mess Hall, which offers art experiences and messy activities for all ages that you don’t want to do at home, has 20 employees and is looking to expand to other areas in Minnesota. Experiences include learning various art tools and techniques for adults to weekend art programs for kids.