A participant in an Upstream Arts class dances.

A participant in an Upstream Arts class communicates through dance.

Upstream Arts is honored to be the January recipient of the Change Matters program with Twin Cities Co-Op Partners. When you shop at the Wedge Table, Wedge Co-Op, or Linden Hills Co-op during the month of January, round up your change to support Upstream Arts’ arts programming in Minneapolis Public Schools Special Education classrooms. We bring over 30 programs to classrooms around the metro, including the neighborhood schools surrounding these co-ops. A few cents on your bill can make a huge impact, bringing high quality arts-based education to individuals with disabilities and nurturing social and communication skills vital to all aspects of life.

UPDATE: Peace Coffee is newly a partner in the Change Matters program! For every pound or package of coffee sold at the Wedge, Wedge Table and Linden Hills Co-op between January 7-31, Peace Coffee will donate 25 cents to Upstream Arts. 

In addition to donating your change, there are several opportunities to interact with Upstream Arts:

Visit the co-ops during our tabling events to meet some of our Teaching Artists.
Add your emotion to a collaborative painting and learn a little more about what happens in an Upstream Arts class.

Wednesday, January 9 from 5-8pm at the Wedge Community Co-op
(2105 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405)

Wednesday, January 16 from 4-7pm at the Linden Hills Co-op
(3815 Sunnyside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410)


Join us for a taste of an Upstream Arts class as part of the Wedge Table’s Family Friday.
Participate in a 30 minute class sharing some classic Upstream Arts activities. Bring your favorite people, young and old, of all abilities and disabilities, and witness the joy of artistic expression, collaboration, and inclusion.

Friday, January 18 from 10-10:30am and 10:30-11:00am at the Wedge Table
(2412 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)


Be sure to check out the Upstream Arts exhibits when you shop at the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-ops throughout the month of January.
Featuring collaborative paintings made in our programs and self-portrait photography from participants, these visual art displays give a glimpse of the incredible beauty and self-expression that emerge when everyone has access.


The Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op’s Change Matters program generates funds for local, non-profit organizations through small change donations collected at the registers. Through Change Matters, the co-op builds meaningful, productive and lasting partnerships with community organizations. We’re honored to be in community with the Twin Cities Co-Op Partners.

Logo for Change Matters Logo for Wedge Community Co-opLogo for Linden Hills Co-Op

Feeling inspired to make a larger impact? In addition to donating your change, you can always contribute quickly and securely online through GiveMN.
Click here to invest in inclusion. 

Wish you could always round up to support Upstream Arts? With the RoundUp App, you can! It’s an easy secure way to give a few cents every time you make a credit card purchase.
Click here to learn more and sign up.