An abstract multicolored painting with the world "surprised" at the bottom.

A collaborative painting response to the emotion “Surprised”

Thank you to the following supporters who have contributed since our last update. Your commitment supports an incredible record-breaking 38 residencies this spring season! With your support, we will work with and alongside more individuals with disabilities than ever before. Your impact ripples outward.

Gaynelle Hardwick; Justin Lansing; Norah Long; Andrea and Scott Madson; Marilyn and Kenneth Mounger; The Graham Smith Team of Keller Williams Realty, and two anonymous donors.

A huge thanks to Mixed Blood Theater for generously donating their space for the screening of Intelligent Lives on January 14, 2019.  Nearly 80 people gathered to watch the film, nibble on delicious spreads generously provided by The Wedge and Linden Hills Co-ops, and join in the discussion. Thank you to all who came and deepened our collective understanding of intelligence and inclusion. 

We’re honored to be the January recipients of the Change Matters program at the Wedge and Linden Hills co-ops. A huge thanks for their generosity and partnership. When you shop at the Wedge Table or the Wedge and Linden Hills co-ops during the entire month, round up to support Upstream Arts. A few cents on your bill can have a huge impact for hundreds of individuals, bringing the creative arts to more students and nurturing social and communication skills. Click here to learn more.

True inclusion takes everyone working together. Last year Upstream Arts was supported by 281 individual investors. This year, with the help of enthusiastic supporters like you, we are growing our critical base to 350. Let your friends know why you are part of Upstream Arts, and how they too can make an incredible impact! 

Click here to join our community of supporters today by making a tax-deductible gift in any amount.