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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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Art Heals! Breakfast

We cordially invite you to join us for our Annual Art Heals! Breakfast Fundraiser! Some highlights for this year’s event include: –  Joan Vorderbruggen, local artist; art organizer; the amazing powerhouse behind Minneapolis’ Made Here; and, most recently, the coordinator for the five-story mural tribute to Bob Dylan in Downtown. – The…

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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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Lifetouch Free Arts Day

Lifetouch, our founding supporter, hosted our most recent Free Arts Day on Saturday, May 2nd at Dakota Woodlands, a shelter and support resource for more than twenty homeless families. Youth spent the morning thinking about creative ways to Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! with projects including insects made from bottle caps, egg carton owls…

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National Mentoring Month

Jan. Marks the 14h Annual National Mentoring Month Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like skipping…

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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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Art Heals! Breakfast

We’ve already begun planning for our next Art Heals! Benefit Breakfast. Some highlights for this year’s event will include:  Cheryl Reeve, head coach for the Lynx, as our community speaker. A musical performance by youth from Northside Child Development Center and Aby Wolf. The honoring of our first and longest-time…

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