Friends enjoy the Art of We event.

Save the date! We’re thrilled to return, for the first time since 2019, to an IN PERSON celebration and fundraiser. Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2019, Upstream Arts when we will gather together our community of program participants, partners, artists, and supporters to celebrate another year of work at the the intersection of art, disability, and learning and raise funds for the coming year.

After several years of navigating peak pandemic and negotiating online spaces, we are looking forward to a live in-person hybrid event with the theme of “We Are All Connected.” This event is FREE, family-friendly, and fully accessible.

We are currently seeking sponsors for our event. Connect with the community and support the incredible work of this organization. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor.

Join us at the American Swedish Institute in South Minneapolis for a joyful celebration!

Masks will be required as able. We will also have an online live-stream for those who cannot attend in person.


The Art of We: Are All Connected, Upstream Arts’ Annual Community Celebration and Fundraiser

You! And your friends, family, colleagues, and community. Open to the general public.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (click for map)

Free! Registration will open in April.

The program portion of the event will have the following access points:
ASL interpretation by Sarah Brown and Phyllis Genest-Stein
Live captioning
Audio description

The event is free to attend and will be live-streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person.


Please contact Upstream Arts at 612-331-4584.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Group of attendees posing as part of the Drop In Class at the Art of We event.
A Teaching Artist guides an attendee at the Paint-the-Music station.
Friends enjoy the Art of We event.

Images from the 2019 Art of We, photographed by Jason Bucklin.