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Minnesota is a haven for artists - some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That's why TPT launched ART IS..., a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists. Watch their stories, get inspired to make something yourself or snag tickets to an upcoming ART IS... event. ART IS... was funded by:
Minnesota is a haven for artists - some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That's why TPT launched ART IS..., a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists. Watch their stories, get inspired to make something yourself or snag tickets to an upcoming ART IS... event. ART IS... was funded by:

Get to Know the Artists Behind the Event Series ‘Art Is…’

Minnesota is a haven for artists - some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. This is why TPT launched ART IS...,...

Ojibwe Language & Culture Take Center Stage in Andrea Fairbanks’ Work

Andrea Fairbanks, Bagwajikwe, is Leech Lake Anishinaabe. She is a mother, above all else. She is also a multifaceted artist, Ojibwe language revitalizationalist  and teacher. She...

Vocalist Jada Brown Finds Power in a Microphone

Jada Brown, affiliated with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, is a vocalist and poet who is passionate about engaging in creative resistance work....

Get Ready for Four Native Super Stars to Take the Stage

Four talented Anishinabe artists will be on stage June 13th sharing and demonstrating that Native folks are resilient, thrive, and have a large capacity...

Sir Curtis Kirby III Helps Youth See a Future Through Theater

Sir Curtis Kirby III is an Ojibwe/African-American artist who lives in Saint Paul. Kirby is the Director of the Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble and has directed We...

Writer Marcie Rendon Explores the Resilience of Native People

Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She is an award-winning crime novelist, an award-winning spoken word artist, a writer of children's...

Spoken Word Artist Kevin Yang Is Not In Between

Kevin Yang is a Hmong-American multidisciplinary artist from the Twin Cities. Kevin creates primarily in the mediums of spoken word, filmmaking and theater. He...

Writer Kao Kalia Yang Brings Hmong Storytelling to the American Canon

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet. In the fall of 2019, Yang will debut...

Spark of Poetry and Prose in a Visual World

Throughout the hot summers of my childhood, on the good days when my mother and father were not doing overtime at the factory or...

Artist Xee Reiter Sketches Her Hmong Roots

Xee Reiter began her infatuation with art in grade school, and it has since remained an intrinsic part of her creative life. Her eclectic style...