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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:

Lady Midnight Brings a Spot of Light to the Darkness

  Art has always been a way for me to understand myself and the world around me. My name is Adriana Rimpel and, for the...

Community-Based Artist Witt Siasoco Believes ‘Art Can Do More’

  I am Witt Siasoco, a community-based artist working at the intersection of art and civic life. For over 20 years, I have been creating...

For Puppeteer and Filmmaker Oanh Vu, Anything Is Possible

  My favorite food as a kid was lasagna because Garfield the Cat’s favorite food was lasagna. I chose to play the saxophone in middle...

Andrew Young Explores Family History in the Magic of Puppetry

  Something I reflect on in a lot of the personal work I create is the exploration and expression of truth. Specifically, truth when it...

‘In a World of Black & White,’ Puppeteer Kallie Melvin Is...

As an intercontinental, transracial adoptee, nothing has ever been black and white for me, and I don’t think anything ever will be. I used...

Chamindika Wanduragala Creates Wonderment in Puppetry and Stop Motion

  I’m a multidisciplinary artist building a world full of characters that are sometimes human, sometimes anthropomorphic creatures that exist in a space between dream...

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...