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Studio Visit: Eric F. Avery + Mike Hoyt

Along with trying to introduce you to great under-the-radar events throughout the week, and keeping you in the loop on the comes and goings of our arts and culture scene, we also want to introduce you to the people and… Continue Reading →

Give to Take-Up Productions & Trylon microcinema

It’s the little movie theater that could: Since opening in 2006, the 50-seat Trylon microcinema and its operating organization Take-Up productions have screened hundreds and hundreds of amazing independent movies, timeless classics, incredible film events, and well curated series on… Continue Reading →

Give to: American Refugee Committee

The American Refugee Committee has a dedicated staff—many of them refugees themselves—who provide refugee communities around the world with the basics we take for granted: clean water, sanitation, medication, education. They also help those devastated by war and famine to rebuild their… Continue Reading →

Give to: Homeward Bound Foundation

Homeward Bound operates residential homes across the metro and provides in-home services that support adults and children with disabilities. They’ve been around since 1973, and help those with disabilities—and their families—lead sustainable, functional lives, sometimes even eliminating the need for frequent… Continue Reading →

Give to: Minneapolis American Indian Center

One of the oldest Indian centers in the country, the Minneapolis American Indian Center is key to  honoring Native American traditions, art and culture in Twincy, and to giving on-the-ground, tangible assistance to the urban Indian community, including job placement assistance, after-school… Continue Reading →

Give to: El Sistema Minnesota

It’s a documented fact that children do better in school when exposed to arts education—including classical music. The relatively new El Sistema Minnesota program reaches a diverse range of children as young as five years old and exposes them to the… Continue Reading →

It’s a Bad Year for Maple Syrup

If you see maple syrup for sale in the coming months, stock up. Otherwise you’ll be stuck with Aunt Jemima.

Is MOA Security Infringing on the Rights of Some Minorities?

Well, yes, it looks that way from the data in suspicious activities reports. Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Independent highlight parts of an interesting CIJ/ NPR report on security practices at the Mall of America that finds the bulk of people… Continue Reading →

Twin Cities Wedding Photogs Head Back to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sometimes a change of scenery and subject matter does wonders for inspiring artists, and taking a break from wedding photography to spend time at the annual Sturgis, SD biker rally has done wonders for the local photogs Lacey Criswell and… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Christina Rimstad

Christina (C-Rocka) Rimstad has her hands on many projects and events in Minneapolis.  Her experience ranges from drawing, design, marketing, events, music, and some wood cuts thrown in there somewhere as well. Her extensive resume includes such institutions as Cornerstone… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Walker Performing Arts Season 2011-12

The Walker’s upcoming 19-show season packs an international punch, with a special focus on the work of dance icon Merce Cunningham. Click on the thumbnails above to get a preview of the works in the season. The Walker Art Center… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen started out with painting and slowly moved into large intricate sculptures. While mainly showcasing his work at Rogue Buddha, Michael has also exhibited in Chicago and New York. His latest show, CURIO opens this Friday for Art-a-Whirl. View… Continue Reading →