Upstream Arts participant leaned over, laughing, while a Teaching Artist lunges and points at her

UA participant Rosie and Teaching Artist Masa in rehearsal for The Art of Me (photo: Highland Friendship Club)


Enormous thanks to all the amazing people in our community who have made gifts since our last update:

CARS National Vehicle Donation Program, Jocelyn Cookson, Jeff Cords and Amy Scheller, Patrick and Kristi Curme, Janice and Gerald Downing, Rachel Dropp, Kelly Fallows and Anton Jones, Chrissy Fuchs, Barbara and Wayne Gilbertson, Justin Lansing, Rebecca Morlan, Rebecca Orman and Christian Fredrickson, Alicia Marchioni, Noël Raymond and Amy Finch, Patty Richardson, Michael Ritchie, The Graham Smith Team at Keller Williams Realty, Gillian Spence, Becky Timm, United Health Group, Melanie Wehrmacher, Lucia Yess and David Melling, and two anonymous donors; plus Hennepin Theatre Trust, History Theatre, and Masanari Kawahara for in-kind gifts toward The Art of We this May.

Our funding gap is now $51,837. That’s how much we still need to raise before June 30 to meet our major goal of $100,000 from individual gifts this year. It may sound like a lot, but we know it’s doable; you took us above and beyond that number last spring!

Your investment not only brings inclusive arts opportunities to individuals of all ages and abilities at schools, disability service providers, and community organizations; it also supports public events like the Gaelynn Lea concert last month and The Art of Me next week – fun, creative, thought-provoking experiences where people across many communities intersect and enrich each other’s lives.

Can you make a tax-deductible gift of $25, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 today to advance this work?

Thank you for all that you make possible!