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Northern Spark: The Green Line

Promoting the Green Line as a creative extension of the community by using the light rail line as the backbone of the 2017 edition of Northern Spark, an all-night, multi-venue arts festival. (Northern

People of Color at Center of Shakespeare Remake

Building trust between St. Paul’s immigrant communities by remaking Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” from the perspective of the Latino Garcias versus the Hmong Vangs. (Alberto Justiniano)

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 today’s social justice movements 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.

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.

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