Building community and increasing the well-being of older adults by engaging a professional writer to conduct high-quality arts activities with seniors in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.
Transforming the five-block Little Mekong district with an expanded, two-weekend night market that elevates the work of artists. (Asian Economic Development Association)
Celebrating the spoken word by bringing together the voices of students with those of professional artists and poets in a series of readings and workshops.
Promoting the Green Line as a creative extension of the community by using the light rail line as the backbone of the 2017 edition of Northern Spark, an all-night, multi-venue arts festival. (Northern Lights.mn)
Building trust between St. Paul’s immigrant communities by remaking Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” from the perspective of the Latino Garcias versus the Hmong Vangs. (Alberto Justiniano)
Engaging the public in music-making through the placement of handmade, interactive music boxes in libraries, colleges and skyways and at City Hall.
Bringing Hmong voices to the silver screen through Qhia Dab Neeg, a two-day Hmong film festival at Metropolitan State University.
Drawing parallels between the Reconstruction era and today’s social justice movements with a new production that combines figure skating, Afro-modern dance, live vocals and Ida B. Wells’ speeches
Presenting a gender-bending production of the 'Pirates of Penzance' staged outdoors on St. Paul's Raspberry Island.
Transforming the look of Selby Avenue through a large-scale permanent art installation by artist and community activist Ta-coumba Aiken for the wall of the academy's new 6,000-square-foot music center.
Finding the musicality in baseball through a virtuosic, percussive performance by Flying Foot Forum and CRASH that is influenced by real-life baseball signals and plays from St. Paul Saints coaches and players.
Creating community in different spaces throughout St. Paul by staging more than 50 spoken literature events with local writers and music ensembles. (Cracked Walnut)