A Teaching Artist enthusiastically draws attention to the winner of an auction item at the annual event. Photo by Jason Bucklin.

Promote your business and support Upstream Arts at the same time! Donate goods or services to our annual celebration, introduce yourself to our community, and ensure that the event remains free and fully accessible to the entire public.

We are currently seeking in-kind donations for this year’s annual fundraiser and celebration, The Art of We: Can Dance If We Want To. Held on Monday, May 20 at Bauhaus Brew Labs, the event will feature a carnival-like immersive experience, filled with games and activities based on Upstream Arts’ favorite arts curriculum. Typically over 200 people attend our event, and over 2,000 follow along with us over email and social media, bringing awareness of your business to a wide array of people and making an impact for thousands more. Click here for a full summary of the benefits for in-kind donors and sponsors.

If you have an item to donate, please email [email protected] or call our office at 612-331-4584.

We are particularly looking for items in the $25-75 value range in the following categories:

  • $25+ Gift Certificates for Restaurants, bars, and breweries
  • Bottles of wine, craft beer growlers, or donations of liquor
  • Tickets to theater shows, sports games, or other experiences
  • Gift Certificates for massages, yoga, fitness classes, dance classes, and other wellness or arts experiences

If you have an idea of a donation outside of these categories (say, a weekend at a cabin on Lake Superior, or a canoe full of beer) let us know! We’re honored by the generosity of our community and always excited by the creative contributions and connections we find.

For all donations, contact Haley at [email protected]  Click here for more information about The Art of We: Can Dance If We Want To