Bringing together musicians at a storefront that sells instruments and accessories, offers repairs, and educates with private and free lessons on playing, do-it-yourself repairs and songwriting
Launching a one-month residency for international and national visual artists who use metal as their primary medium
Preserving a symbol of local Chicano pride by restoring and completing a mural, the “Shield of Peace and Non-violence,” in Southwest Detroit
Sharing the gospel music of Detroit by reissuing several gospel albums produced in Detroit in the 1960s and ’70s
Examining the impact of technology on 21st-century life with two architectural installations that propose methods for designing buildings, clothes and objects that can evade electronic means of detection
Inviting the global community to submit experiences, memories and observations of St. Paul through a virtual art collaboration that will be curated in exhibitions.
Exploring how the theater has changed the lives of a diverse group of St. Paul artists and how, in turn, these artists have shaped the theater community, through a new production to debut in 2016.
Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.
Raising awareness about the plight of bees, which are dying in large numbers, with a public art project of small bronze bees and sculptures that serve as bee habitats.
Strengthening a platform for Hmong artists of all disciplines by expanding the center’s Hmong Arts and Music Festival, which draws thousands to its annual showcase. (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent / CHAT)
Exploring how culture shapes the fear of water with a pool-based performance piece that engages the community to talk about the disproportionate numbers of people of color who cannot swim.
Fostering community conversations on race and the arts in St. Paul through the production and distribution of coffee cup sleeves featuring the words of St. Paul writers of color. (Coffee House Press)