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Arts and Culture

It's actually kind of fun to amaze coastal dwellers who hold to the myth of Flyover Country with the richness and variety of the arts in this chilly metropolis between the prairie and the woods. Our artistic scene, which some call an "ecosystem," is, in fact, more diverse than most. While many regional cities claim big institutions--ballet companies, major museums, theaters for Broadway touring shows--and many have small galleries, tiny black-box theaters, and grass-roots arts organizations--our towns have art on these levels plus a third, intermediate level: the big but not overgrown arts organization, often dedicated to helping artists develop their careers as well as make their art. Combine this with an envied tradition of corporate and foundation arts funding, and you see why many artists fly into, not over, metro Minnesota.


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Artists Can Be The "Connective Tissue" of a Neighborhood, But First Need Affordable Housing

The creation of affordable artist live/work housing is a proven initiative that reinvigorates neighborhoods, while artists and their work bring members of diverse communities together.


October In MSP Opens with Plenty of Spooks and Spice

This month’s feature highlighting arts, entertainment and culture not to be missed in MSP focuses on innovation, startups and artistic initiatives that will scare and inspire you, and spice up your life.  


MSP Slides Into September with National Events and Exhibits

This month’s arts and culture feature includes visual and literary arts that continue to break boundaries and forge new alliances.

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The Line and Creative Exchange Present "Creating Community" on September 16

The Line and Creative Exchange Present “Creating Community,” a dynamic, participatory event featuring community builders and creative producers from fine art, technology, design and nonprofits.  


The Sounds of Summer: August Arts and Culture In MSP

In this month’s feature highlights arts, entertainment and culture not to be missed in MSP by focusing on music, festivals and fashion.    
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