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Pramila Vasudevan’s Parking Ramp Project takes place as an arts installation in a 7-story parking ramp.

Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events as well as notable accomplishments.

Pedro Lander performs as part of the Walker Art Center Citizenship Series on September 13, which explores themes of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism through performance and discussion. More information here: They will also continue the Drag Story Hour on September 15 at the Pillsbury House Theatre Loft. More info here:

Nikki Abramson is directing a one act called “Stuck” which you can as part of the 14th Annual Collection of One Acts with Eden Prairie Players. Running Sept 14-23 at the Riley Jacques Barn in Eden Prairie. More info here:

Cristina Castro performs in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange at Penumbra Theatre. The show opens on September 20. Tickets at

Dylan Fresco will be bringing his mobile hub for rhythm, The Wonder Drum, to two events. Inspired by music activities with Upstream Arts, it’s a drum on wheels with hand percussion instruments inside, so many people can play together. Join this fun and accessible music experience for all ages and abilities at Frogtown Farm’s Harvest Fest 2018 on September 22 from 11am-2pm or Art Experiences at People’s Center on September 26, from 11am-2pm. More info here: and here:

Pramila Vasudevan premieres The Parking Ramp Project, a free performance installation inside a seven-level parking garage on September 29 and 30. The project asks questions about transience, migration, and stability in a space that temporarily stores cars and is home to nothing. Featuring several Upstream Arts staff members: Rachel Jendrzejewski, Pedro Lander, and Theresa Madaus. More info here:

Ryan Hoag was recently inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Althletics Hall of Fame. Full story here: