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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:

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...

Hope Nordquist Will Serenade You

Hope Nordquist is a singer and actor in the Twin Cities. She has performed with Mu Performing Arts in Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic...

Joelle Fernandez Wants You To Understand Hip-Hop Dance

Meet Joelle Fernandez, a teacher, choreographer and hip-hop urban dancer in the Twin Cities.Fernandez is a University of Minnesota graduate, Coach of The Pups...

Amani Ward Finds Her Voice

Since the age of eight, Amani Ward has performed in local choirs, and theater/musical productions around the Twin Cities. In addition to her love...

What Does It Mean to Be Syrian?

Essma Imady is a filmmaker, sculptor and installation artist based in the Twin Cities. She grew up in Damascus, Syria, and was dislocated to...

The “Mayor of Lowertown” Paints the Town Bright

Ta-coumba T. Aiken's role as a public artist revolves around community building and beautification. He gives the audience a continuous experience, one that is...

Journey into the Thoughts of Painter Yijia Li

Yijia Li is a painter who uses female figures as her main subject matter, and she brings to life sexuality and human desire by...

Sparking Conversation Through Paintings

Christopheraaron Deanes is a renowned artist in the Twin Cities. Through his art, his goal is to create conversations and environments that challenge perceptions...

Telling Stories On Stage and in the Classroom

  Eliza Rasheed is a Maldivian/Taiwanese multi-disciplinary performance artist based in Minnesota. Her work and activism have taken her across the United States and Asia....

ShaVunda Brown’s Work Sparks Empowerment in a New Generation

  ShaVunda Brown is a Minneapolis-based, internationally award-winning spoken word artist, actress, activist and spirit-guided writer. She uses her knowledge of African and African-American spirituality,...