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The big day is almost here! We can’t wait to bring our community together this Saturday for the first ever Upstream Arts Annual Meeting and Fundraiser. If you haven’t already, check out our recent blog posts on No Reason, Transition Plus, and David Luke/Upstream Animated for a preview of the fun to come. And as if all that art goodness isn’t enough – did you know that we’re also going to have some amazing food, drinks, and door prizes?! Check out this fabulous collection of businesses who are generously supporting Upstream Arts through in-kind donations:

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Kafe 421





Bryant-Lake Bowl





Surly Brewing Company





Summit Brewing Company


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Peace Coffee


Dunn Brothers


Dunn Bros Coffee





Kowalski’s Markets


SteppingStone Theatre




Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers


Huge thanks to all of these fabulous partners for their generous support!

We’re also immensely grateful to Upstream Arts Teaching Artist Maria “Sugey” McCormack, who is cooking up a storm to provide substantial homemade hors d’oeuvres; our friend Ann Mavis and the Upstream Arts Board of Directors, who are providing beverages; and our friend Mark Ryan, who has contributed a pair of Minnesota Twins tickets that one lucky attendee will take home!

We’ll be drawing door prizes from many of these partners all throughout the evening. There’s no cost to throw your name in the hat, but you must be present to win – so come prepared to try your luck!


The first ever Upstream Arts Annual Meeting and Fundraiser will take place on May 17 from 5-8pm at Pillsbury House Community Center. This event is FREE and OPEN to all – click here to learn more and RSVP.