Upstream Arts Blog

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – April 2017

  Enormous thanks to all the amazing people in our community who have made gifts since our last update: Sharon Alton; David and Joy Baker; John Belew; David Bender; Paul and Jean Bender; Karen Brady and Michael Garry; Kit Brady and Caroline Garry; Faye...

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Join us for The Art of We: Are Family

  Upstream Arts is thrilled to gather our family of program participants, partners, artists, and supporters for our annual community celebration, raising funds for the next year of groundbreaking work at the intersection of art, disability, and learning. Also, as...

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Artists Around Town – April 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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Save the Date – The Art of We: Are Family

  Save the date! On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Upstream Arts is thrilled to gather our family of program participants, partners, artists, and supporters for our annual community celebration, raising funds for the next year of groundbreaking work at the intersection...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – March 2017

  Enormous thanks to all the amazing people in our community who have made gifts since our last update: CARS National Vehicle Donation Program, Jocelyn Cookson, Jeff Cords and Amy Scheller, Patrick and Kristi Curme, Janice and Gerald Downing, Rachel Dropp, Kelly...

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A Teaching Artist’s Path

  For 10 years Julie and I have been telling our story, how our life experiences led us to creating Upstream Arts. The community of players that helped build this organization is full of stories as well, personal paths that have merged with ours. As part of our...

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Artists Around Town – March 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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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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