Minnesota Arts

Arts board announces simplified grant program for MN artists struggling in COVID-19 economy
The Minnesota State Arts Board has approved a trio of new grants meant to help artists and organizations weather the economic turmoil created by COVID-19. But artists say the new grants don't go far enough to serve historically marginalized communities.
With floral candles, Hmong sisters honor parents’ farming legacy
Each November, the Hmong American Farmers Association offers artwork people can buy alongside produce grown by Hmong farmers. This year’s art — candles featuring flowers from a Hmong family’s field — comes with a good story.
Mankato author draws on childhood experience to write YA novel on cults
Megan Cooley Peterson says an experience with her family when she was a teenager spurred her interest in cults, and led to her writing her first young adult novel "The Liar's Daughter."
Art Hounds: Printmakers in Mni Sota Makoce
Highpoint Center for Printmaking present an exhibition of prints by Native American artists. Plus, Art Hounds recommend Park Square's production of "Aubergine" and the paintings of Frederick Somers.
Children's Theatre Company settles with six survivors
The students are all survivors of sexual abuse that occurred at the theater company in the 1970s. A statement from the company did not say how much money was agreed to in the settlement.
Expat Venezuelan singers honor loved ones in MN Orchestra's multicultural masterpiece
An orchestral piece based on the Gospel According to Mark rounds out the Minnesota Orchestra’s summer celebration with a choir singing in Spanish, a huge percussion section and a troupe of dancers. There is, however, a bittersweet note to the concert as performers think of the people who they hoped would be there.