Teaching Artists and attendees dance and create shapes as part of the Drop-In Class
A Teaching Artist facilitates a collaborative poem with some young event attendees.

When you join us in person at our annual fundraiser, The Art of We: Are All Connected, you’ll have lots of fun ways to get involved and support Upstream Arts. (Don’t forget to register for a free ticket today!)

In addition to the free arts activities, you can pay to play at the Emotion Prize Wall! Bring cash and win one of the exciting mystery prizes just by choosing a weather and emotion.

For just $15, you can pick from a wall of hidden prizes, which includes gift cards to delicious restaurants, tickets to theater shows, craft beer and spirits, certificates to bookstores, museums, and other fabulous experiences, all valued from $20-$240. (See the full list below.)

Simply pay to play, then introduce yourself in classic Upstream Arts style, describing how you feel with an emotion and a type of weather. For instance, you may say “Today I’m feeling like excited lightning.” Then we’ll look at the grid of emotions and weather, and give you the prize at the intersection of “excited” and “lightning.” 

You’re guaranteed to win one of the following excellent prizes:

AmazeWorks Logo

Book set from AmazeWorks

Logo for Blue Plate Restaurant Co.

Gift Certificate to Blue Plate Restaurants

Music Notes

Gift Certificate to Bryant Lake Bowl

Bull's Horn Logo

Gift Certificate to Bull’s Horn Food and Drink

Carbon logo

Gift Certificate to Carbon Kitchen + Market

Logo for Conquer Ninja Gyms

Passes to Conquer Ninja Gyms

Cow Tipping Press logo

Books from Cow Tipping Press

Logo for Du Nord Craft Spirits Minneapolis, MN

Craft Cocktail Basket – one bottle of Foundation Vodka and one bottle of Cafe Frieda Coffee Liqueur and recipe cards

Eastlake Logo

Gift Card to Eastlake Brewery

Fresh Eye Gallery logo

Gift Certificate to Fresh Eye Gallery

Hennepin Theatre Trust logo

Tickets to a show at Brave New Workshop 

Logo for Huge improv theater

Gift Card to HUGE Improv Theater

Logo for Huge improv theater

Gift Certificate to Jester Concepts, which includes the following restaurants: Borough, Parlour, Monello, Constantine, P.S. Steak, and Butcher + Boar

Logo for Jungle Theater

Tickets to a show at Jungle Theater

Kowalski's Markets logo

Gift Cards to Kowalski’s Markets

Logo for Krav Maga Minneapolis

Gift Certificates to Krav Maga Minneapolis

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum logo

Passes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Mixed Blood Theatre logo

Annual Membership to Mixed Blood Theatre

Moon Palace Books logo

Gift Certificate to Moon Palace Books

Northern Fires Pizza logo

Gift Certificate to Northern Fires Pizza

Parkway logo

Classic Film Pass to Parkway Theater

Pizzeria Lola logo

Gift Certificate to Pizzeria Lola

Logo for Red Balloon Bookshop

Gift Certificate to Red Balloon Bookshop

Sooki & Mimi logo

Gift Certificate to Sooki & Mimi Restaurant

Logo for Surly Brewing Co.

Surly Sack from Surly Brewing Company

Logo for The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts

Tickets to The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts

Museum of Russian Art logo

Admission or a Family Membership to The Museum of Russian Art 

Unrestricted Interest logo

Poetry Chapbooks from Unrestricted Interest

Logo for Wedge Community Co-op
Linden Hills Co-Op Logo

Gift Card to The Wedge Community Co-Op or Linden Hills Co-Op

Logo for Wet Paint

Basket of Art Supplies from Wet Paint

Logo for Wild Rumpus

Gift Certificate to Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

Wheel Fun Rentals logo

Certificate for Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals logo

One Month Unlimited Yoga Pass at Yess Yoga

Logo for Young Joni

Gift Certificate to Young Joni

In addition to the pay-to-play Emotion Statue Prize Wall, there will be a free Social Skills Scavenger Hunt, in which anyone can participate to be entered into a raffle for exciting prizes packages. Keep an eye out for our next post with the scavenger hunt prizes, not to mention a special drawing for our online audience. Just be sure to register for your free ticket today!

Claim your spot – Click here to RSVP!

Top image credits: Jason W. Bucklin Photography.