Upstream Arts Blog

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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...

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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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Art Speaks by Evelyn Digirolamo

  Well, we celebrated “The Year of the Teaching Artist” in style a couple weeks ago at The Art of We: Are Family. Check out the photos from the evening and the video tribute that we shared that night. But the year is not officially over until the end of June, so...

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Artists Around Town – June 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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The Art of We: Are Family – Recap and Gratitude!

  On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Upstream Arts community gathered for The Art of We: Are Family, our 4th Annual Community Celebration and Fundraiser at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. To mark “The Year of The Teaching Artist,” this year's event...

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Door Prizes at The Art of We: Are Family

  Following the live auction and Fund-A-Need at The Art of We: Are Family, everyone in attendance will have one more opportunity to take home something special! We’ll be doing a random drawing of 5 lucky winners for a giveaway featuring a variety of opportunities...

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Artists Around Town – May 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 – 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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