Arts & Culture

Two women examine a painting at St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts

When budget cuts in 1995 threatened arts programs in St. Louis Park’s public schools, a group of residents came together to advocate for the programs and the value of arts education for youth.

"My Sister, the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite and "With the Fire on High" by Elzabeth Avecedo

These book recommendations from Magers & Quinn are great for the beach, cabin, hotel or any other summer destination.

Bobby Gardner, who teaches improv classes at Strike Theater in Northeast Minneapolis

South Minneapolis resident Bobby Gardner teaches improv and sketch writing at Northeast Minneapolis' Strike Theater.

Creative Mornings’ February event at Minneapolis Institute of Art featured speaker Joe Horton, Mia’s artist-in-residence for 2019 as well as local musician and artist.

MayDay Parade, MayDay, Heart of the Beast Theatre, Powderhorn park

Even if there’s still the odd trace of snow on the ground, there’s no more magical way to celebrate the arrival of spring in the Twin Cities than taking part in the annual MayDay Parade led by In the Heart of the Beast Theatre.

MacPhail, Music for Life, MacPhail Center for Music, Sing for Life, Play for Life, the Giving Voice chorus

MacPhail's Music for Life program focuses on bringing music to elders wherever they are.

Ta-Ta Quartet, all women quartet, all female quartet, St. Louis Park High School, Roseville String Ensemble, Miriam Zien Edgar

The female foursome met when they were members of the Roseville String Ensemble.

Cantor Yossi Ben Harush, DJ Yossi Ben Harush, bar mitzvah dj, bat mitzvah dj, cantor, Sephardi Minyan - Shaarei Rahamim

Yossi Ben Harush isn’t your average DJ. While he does spend time spinning tunes at parties, he reserves part of his weekends to observe Shabbat—the Jewish day of rest.

VocalEssence, Vintage Voices, vocal groups, elder singing groups, elderly choirs

Minneapolis-based VocalEssence started Vintage Voices, an initiative to engage elders in choral music, four years ago.

Lee Reinharz, Alternatives to Violence, inmate workshop, workshops for inmates, friends for a nonviolent world

Once a month, St. Louis Park resident Lee Reinharz cofacilitates a group of inmates in exercises designed to help participants transform their power so that it can be used in a more positive way.