Upstream Arts participant and teaching artist drumming

Upstream Arts participant and teaching artist (photo by Theo Goodell)


Enormous thanks to the 100+ supporters who contributed to Upstream Arts on Give to the Max Day and over the past month!

Kim Adams and J. Scott Johnson, Dan Adolphson, Michael Anderson and Katie Peacock, David and Joy Baker, Delphine and Michael Barringer-Mills, Jaimie Bennett and Bret Hesla, Andrew Boyer, Doris and Gary Braley, Frances and Paul Brayshaw, Chellie and Christopher Brown, Christine Brown, Philip and Carolyn Brunelle, John and Peggy Burns, Jane and John Cacich, Ann Casey, Kathleen Cobb, Pamela Jo Costain and Lawrence M. Weiss, Rosa Costain, Bill Cranford, Barbara Croxen, Michelle Dickerson, Rhea and Gordon Dickerson, Nils Dybvig and Michele Braley, Jean Echternacht, Julie Franz, Lois Freeberg-Requa, Tim and Becky Freeman, Rich and Phyllis Genest-Stein, Devra Goldstein, Mary and Dominick Green, Jean Greenwood, Ron Goldstein and Susan Freeberg, Robert Goodfellow, Karen and Dan Grow, David and Jackie Guidry, Drucie Haddock, Laura Harada, Carmen Harris, Ed and Alice Henson, Ryan Hoag, Deb Holbrook, Mike Hoyt, Maxine and Kieran Hughes, Anthony Indelicato, Mary Irmiger, Melinda Jacobs, Karen and Barry Johnson, Steven Kiwus and Liza Leigh-Kiwus, Judy Klein, Stacey Kozura, Alyce Kuenzli, Nina LeSaout, Kym Longhi and Jim Peitzman, Marilyn Maas, Linda and James Madsen, Nicole Madsen and Michael Birawer, Brian and Chrissie Glenn Mahaffy, Steven Malham, Tracey Maloney, Alicia Marchioni, Brian and Libby Marx, Ann L. Mavis, Jeninne McGee, Zaraawar Mistry, Karen Moe, Joan Morris, Marilyn Mounger, Kelly Nakashima, Lisa Negstad, Greg Nielsen, Therese O’Connor, Allana Olson, Paul and Linda Ostmoe, Carolyn Payne, Curt Peterson, Gretchen Pick, Catherine Quinlan and Kevin Bruesewitz, Tip and Ann Ray, Alice and John Reimann, Paul Robb, Sharon Rodning Bash, Marcia and Jerry Sansby, Sue Scott and Ron Peluso, Holly and Ian Schramm, Anthony and Sally Sexton, Reid and Ann Shaw, David Sieplinga, Helen Silha, Harold D. and Barbara K. Smith, Edward Sootsman and Scott Appelwick, Gillian Spence, Rose Swanson, Jolene Thibedeau Boyd, Martin and Kate Thomas, Becky Timm, Pramila Vasudevan, Peggy Wilcox-Browning and Steven Kramer, Michael and Martha Wilson, Michael Witzany, Darii and Rick Wohlers, Sally Koering Zimney and Andy Zimney, and 3 anonymous donors.

As you know, we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary and have a big goal of raising $100,000 by June 30. That’s what it will take to keep the amazing momentum of our work in Minneapolis Public Schools and public programs like The Art of Me moving upstream over the next year. Support from individuals allows us to bring interactive arts residencies to schools with the least resources and hardest-to-reach students.

We have a goal of raising another $5,000 before the end of this month. Can you make a tax-deductible year-end gift of $100 or $1000? Any amount ripples out to have a significant impact on individuals with disabilities at every stage of life. Click here to make a secure online gift right now.

We’re profoundly grateful for your partnership. Thank you for all that you do!