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Northern Spark: The Green Line

Promoting the Green Line as a creative extension of the community by holding the 2017 edition of the Northern Spark festival, an all night, multi-venue arts festival, along the route.

Public Music Boxes

Engaging the public in music-making through the placement of handmade, interactive music boxes in libraries, colleges and skyways and at City Hall.

Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival

Bringing Hmong voices to the silver screen through Qhia Dab Neeg, a two-day Hmong film festival at Metropolitan State University.

Quiet as its Kept

Drawing parallels between the Reconstruction era and contemporary racial oppression with a new production that combines figure skating, Afro-modern dance, live vocals and Ida B. Wells' speeches.

Selby Avenue Art Installation

Transforming the look of Selby Avenue through a large-scale permanent art installation by artist and community activist Ta-coumba Aiken for the wall of the academy's new 6,000-square-foot music center.

Shakespeare a la people-of-color style

Making a classic relevant to contemporary St. Paul by setting Shakepeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in the city and plotting the Latino Garcias against the Hmong Vang family.

Sight of Hand

Finding the musicality in baseball through a virtuosic, percussive performance by Flying Foot Forum and CRASH that is influenced by real-life baseball signals and plays from St. Paul Saints coaches and players.

The Floating Library on Lake Phalen

Bringing one-of-a-kind books made by artists to people on paddleboards and in canoes and kayaks on Lake Phalen through a custom-built floating library.

The Mobile Comedy Suitcase

Building a mobile comedy container that turns into a stage on which people can create and share jokes at public events.

Too Many Flutes?

Combining the talents of 100 flutists with MacArthur Fellow and world-class flutist Claire Chase in a special performance of Salvatore Sciarrino's 'Cutting the Circle of Sounds.'

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