A person using a wheelchair dances in The Art of Me performance. Behind her, a person helps to move the chair, and in the background sit other performing artists.

Join Upstream Arts for our celebration and fundraiser, The Art of We: Are All Connected! We’re looking forward to reconnecting IN PERSON at the American Swedish Institute and simultaneously ONLINE via livestream as we gather our community to celebrate and raise funds for another year of innovative work at the intersection of art, disability, and learning.

Register for a free ticket now!

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 – RSVP requested

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6pm-9pm IN PERSON (Program begins at 7:15pm)
7:15-8:15pm ONLINE

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

+ Opportunities for play through Upstream Arts Activities: Collaborative Painting and Poetry, Conversations through Art
+ The chance to win fabulous prizes at the Emotion Statue Wall
+ Ways to support Upstream Arts work through a Fund-a-Need
+ Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and more

Feel free to be as festive or as casual as you want!
Masks REQUIRED as able

Free, but space is limited!
Register now so that we can plan for your attendance.
Click here to RSVP right now!

Yes! There will be opportunities to support Upstream Arts during the event, including a pay-to-play wall of prizes and our Fund-A-Need!


Family friendly and fully accessible! Learn more about the American Swedish Institute’s accessibility on their webpage.

ASL interpretation by Sarah Brown and Phyllis Genest-Stein

Live captioning by Lisa Richardson of Veritext

Audio description by Elana Centor of A 20/20 Life

Large-print and Braille printed programs available.

Masks are required (as able) for in-person attendees.
     *Please note that not all members of our community are able to mask for various reasons.  If you are able to mask, we ask that you do.

This is not a fragrance-free event.  However, if you are able, we ask you to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, and fragrant personal care products if attending the event in person.

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


If you have any questions or would like to make a tax-deductible gift to Upstream Arts in advance of the event, please call (612) 331-4584 or click here to invest online.

Huge thanks to our sponsors, whose generosity makes it possible for this fully accessible event to be completely free to attend.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

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.

Top image of The Art of We, photographed by Cadex Herrera.

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