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Markings: High Art, Low...

FREE ARTS MINNESOTA YOUTH EXHIBIT Graffiti and Street Art Display at Mia MINNEAPOLIS (June 28, 2016) Through the generosity of an Arts Learning grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Free Arts Minnesota and Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art) are partnering to provide youth with a hands on street art series led by Twin Cities graffiti…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Courtney Kupsch 612.824-2787 courtney@freeartsminnesota.org FREE ARTS MINNESOTA RECEIVES NEA FUNDING National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Support Teaching Artist Series MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2016) – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and…

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UnitedHealth Group Free...

UnitedHealth Group hosted their fourth Free Arts Day, this time at Southside Village Boys & Girls Club.  Our theme was “Calm Bodies, Calm Minds,” which explored the connection between mental and physical health, and taking care of yourself by keeping your body calm and safe. Youth and their art pals worked on creating projects such…

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Hennepin Gallery Exhibit

Through My Lens

The Hennepin County Multicultural Arts Committee is sponsoring “Free Arts Minnesota” this year for its annual gallery exhibit. The final photographs are on display in an installation organized by Forecast now through Friday, January 23 at the Hennepin Gallery of the Hennepin County Government Center. There will be a brown bag event…

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Teens Screenprinting

New Teen Art Center!

In 2015, Free Arts will launch a Teen Arts Center where youth can develop their creative skills through intensive educational art classes. The Teen Arts Center will provide multi-week courses to youth currently in our Weekly Mentorship program, as well as other youth who face the challenges of poverty, homelessness,…

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Through My Lens Exhibit

Free Arts Minnesota’s “Through My Lens” Summer of Photography Partnership between Free Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Wing Young Huie  This summer Free Arts Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) are partnering to provide 65 teens a hands-on photography series led by Twin Cities photographer Wing Young…

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Clay to Go

Thanks to an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Free Arts Minnesota partnered with Northern Clay Center to bring a mobile ceramics program centered on the theme of healing to 80 youth living in residential treatment centers. These are youth who often cannot leave their residential treatment…

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Clay to Go 2014

Thanks to funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, we will be providing our “Clay to Go” program with the Northern Clay center for the second year. Through this partnership we will bring the therapeutic and creative benefits of clay to teens in residential treatment centers starting in February.

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Identity Ink

Free Arts Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and award-winning local artist Natasha Pestich have partnered to provide an eight-week interactive arts education experience to 100 students from several social-service agencies. The Identity Ink program features weekly classes connecting the art of screen printing to dialogue about individual identity, resulting…