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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – January 2018

A huge thank you to the wonderful supporters who helped us end 2017 on a strong note and begin 2018 on a promising one! We are full of gratitude for your generosity.  Shirley Brasseaux, in memory of Hubert Brasseaux; Joe and Jane Cavanaugh; Andrew D. Clark; Rochelle...

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Artists Around Town – January 2018

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 as well as notable accomplishments. Nikki Abramson...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – December 2017

We are incredibly grateful to the generous supporters who have launched our Fall Fund Appeal with such verve! Thank you to everyone who has donated since our last update: Sharon Alton; Steve Anderson; Michael Anderson and Katie Peacock; Jen Aspengren; David and Joy...

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Join us for The Art of (e)Motion

This winter, local arts organizations Young Dance and Upstream Arts and Minneapolis Community Education are teaming up to offer The Art of (E)motion, after school arts programming for 3rd to 5th grade students with and without disabilities at Barton and Marcy Open...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – November 2017

A huge thank you to the amazing supporters who have donated in the last month! We are grateful for your contributions: Chubb Corporate Matching; Robert Goodfellow, in honor of Jackie and Dave Guidry; Beverly Kuenzli in honor of Alyce Kuenzli, Justin Lansing; Alicia...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – October 2017

Thank you to the wonderful individuals who have donated since our last update! We are filled with gratitude and appreciation for your support. Denise and Paul Aasen; David and Joy Baker; Sara Barnaby and David Burgwald; Jane and John Cacich; Rochelle and...

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Artists Around Town – October 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 the...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – August 2017

Thank you to the wonderful individuals who have donated since our last update! We are filled with gratitude and appreciation for your support. Rochelle and Regan Cox; Patrick and Kristi Curme; Joe and Janet Green, in honor of Caleb Guidry; Eric Hansen; Anton Jones and...

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Join us for Art at the Heart

Join us for an evening of complimentary food and drinks at Surly Brewing Company, hosted by Thrivent Community - West End in support of Upstream Arts! Feel free to drop by anytime at your convenience to this casual, open-house event and enjoy great food and activities...

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Artists Around Town – August 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 the...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – July 2017

  We have so much gratitude for the fabulous individuals who have donated so far in the first month of the fiscal year. Because of you, we're off and running, full speed ahead into the new year.  Joe and Janet Green, in honor of Caleb Guidry; Karen and Dan Grow;...

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Gratitude & The Work Ahead – June 2017

  A huge thank you to all the amazing people in our community who have made gifts since our last update and helped us end the fiscal year with a bang! Charles Anderson; Rochelle and Regan Cox, Andrew and Michelle Dosch; Lorissa Gottschalk and Matt O'Brien; Joe and...

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Artists Around Town – July 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 the...

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The Art of Persuasion by Lillian Guidry

  We always say that participation in our classes, performances, and community events looks different for everyone. Participation doesn’t have to be active, in a traditional sense. It may mean simply being present. Being present means you have the chance to absorb. To...

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Join us for The Art of Me: Performance and Conversation

  In light of recent legislative changes, the disability community is experiencing major transition. In response, Upstream Arts has partnered with three prominent adult disability service providers to explore the unanswered questions of how our world can be more...

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