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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:

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 sharing and demonstrating that Native folks are resilient, thrive, and have a large capacity for joy...

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...

Looking Back on Art Is…Black Light!

  It was an absolute honor working with TPT, ShaVunda Brown, Amani Ward and Yoni Light on the production of "ART IS…Black Light." These artists...

Looking Back on Art Is…Awakening

  Through movement of the body, sound and image, and memory, Ifrah Mansour, Essma Imady and Leila Awadallah each took us on a journey of...

Looking Back on Art Is… Living In Between

ART IS… LIVING IN BETWEEN took place in November 2017, live in the TPT studios, and featured the diverse work of three Asian Pacific...

LOOKING BACK ON ART IS… SHOW AND TALES

  "Art creates a space for us to remember that we have agency, that we are able to create, and that it matters that we...

Ifrah Mansour Brings the Somali Story to Center Stage

  Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, Muslim and multimedia artist residing in Minnesota. She explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the...