Celebrating the spoken word by bringing together the voices of students with those of professional artists and poets in a series of readings and workshops.
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.
Engaging the public in music-making through the placement of handmade, interactive music boxes in libraries, colleges and skyways and at City Hall.
Bringing Hmong voices to the silver screen through Qhia Dab Neeg, a two-day Hmong film festival at Metropolitan State University.
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.
Presenting a gender-bending production of the 'Pirates of Penzance' staged outdoors on St. Paul's Raspberry Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Building a mobile comedy container that turns into a stage on which people can create and share jokes at public events.
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.'