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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 “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,...

How Do You Translate Arabic into Dance?

  Leila Awadallah is an emerging Palestinian-American dancer and choreographer based in the Twin Cities. Her work merges dance with social justice and Arabic studies...

For Yoni Light Dance Is Her Healing Process

  Yoni Light is a 19-year-old performing artist from Saint Paul. She has attended SPCPA, Perpich Center for Arts Education and High School for Recording...

Angela Davis Paints Her Community

  Angela Davis is an acrylic painter born and raised in North Minneapolis. Angela has drawn and painted for as long as she can remember,...