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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:

‘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....

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,...

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...