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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:

Poet Donte Collins Wants You to Find Power in Your Own...

Donte Collins is a Black, queer American poet. Named the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, they are the recipient of the 2018 McKnight Artist...

Emcee Yevrah Won’t Be Silenced. Instead He’s Going to Shine.

Yevrah, a Hip-Hop/Neo-nusoul Emcee out of Saint Paul. Born in East St. Louis, IL, his politically charged music speaks on injustice and traumatic tragedy that...

Prepare to Be Transfixed by Dance Group Al Taw’am

National YoungArts Award recipient and the youngest two-time Minnesota Sage Cowles Award for dance recipient, Al Taw'am (Arabic for "The Twins") is fueled by Muslim identical twin sisters, Iman...

Poet Tish Jones Takes You All the Way Home

  Founder  and Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks, Tish Jones is a poet, performer, educator and organizer from Saint Paul. She has performed at CBGB, Kaplan Theater,...

‘The Descendants of an Artful People’ Will Take ‘Art Is…My Origin’...

The body rejuvenates itself in the dark. My tribe heals best when we come together. Black spaces are – and always have been – maker spaces....

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...

Explore the Mesmerizing Art of Hmong Song Poetry

  Bee Yang is a respected traditional Hmong song poet of  kwv txhiaj. Yang is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for Folk...