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Artists Around Town – February 2017

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – January 2017

  We want to launch 2017 with a big shoutout of thanks to our current Corporate and Foundation Supporters, who play such a critical role in making our programs possible: Anonymous, The F. R. Bigelow Foundation, The Bush Foundation, California Institute of...

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Upstream Arts receives a 2017 grant from Staples

  The Staples Foundation has generously selected Upstream Arts as the recipient of a 2017 grant! This much-appreciated support will go directly toward supporting our arts residences in 55+ Special Education classrooms around the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in...

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A Concert and Conversation with Gaelynn Lea

  Upstream Arts is proud to present an intimate evening with National Public Radio’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concert Winner, the classically trained violinist, singer, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea! On Monday, February 20, come enjoy Gaelynn Lea’s gorgeous music,...

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Artists Around Town – January 2017

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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Gratitude and the Work Ahead – December 2016

  In November, we launched our Fall Fund Appeal, coinciding with Give to the Max Day and Giving Tuesday! HUGE THANKS to all those who made gifts since our last update: Frances and Paul Bradshaw, Hubert and Shirley Brasseaux, Catherine Downing, Jackie and Lynne...

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Perspectives on Inclusion

  The following contains the opinions, perspectives, and stories of Upstream Arts Co-Founder and Artistic Director Matt Guidry, based on his 25 years of parenting a son with differences, some of which are perceived and some of which are obvious. My work and my...

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Artists Around Town – December 2016

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – November 2016

    On November 17, Give to the Max Day kicked off our annual Fall Fund Appeal – and you’ve already given over $4,000 toward building a more connected & inclusive world! HUGE THANKS to the many generous individuals who have made contributions...

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Our updated mission! + Give to the Max Day

    Today is Give to the Max Day, a huge day of charitable giving in Minnesota! All gifts to Upstream Arts made through GiveMN.org between now and midnight will be “maximized” as we become eligible for special prizes each hour.   Click here...

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Artists Around Town – November 2016

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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Artists Around Town – October 2016

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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Artists Around Town – September 2016

  Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events around the Twin Cities and beyond. Click on...

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The Art of Community Inclusion

  “Tammy’s Case Manager said that Tammy has grown immensely with Upstream Arts; so much so that, after seven years of being known as ‘The Dishwasher Queen,’ Tammy has gone beyond her comfort zone and asked to learn a different work position....

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