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Seward Market "Reclamation" mural.

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2014 Art Car

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July's Cutting Edge paper class for adults.

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Artist Connie Cohen and teens with Seward Gateway Mosaic project.

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Seward Gateway sculpture.

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The arts can deeply impact individuals and community. We use art as a venue for personal growth and learning & as a tool for social change.

Your donation today benefits these remarkable creations:

  • Partnership Programs - Art education and healing:

- partnership program working with people who struggle with mental illness through People Incorporated

- partnership program working with the homeless through Our Savior's Housing

  • Public Art Projects: working with inner city youth to focus on blighted areas

  • Teen Arts Council - teaching leadership, creative problem solving, innovation and community building

  • Arts classes (ages 1 - adult): scholarships, materials, artist-residencies.

Art and Community Art can create positive and lasting social change.

ArtiCulture brings art to communities in influential ways. Through both short- and long-term partnerships, we ensure the arts are accessible to people from all walks of life. We have worked with at risk children and youth, people with developmental disabilities, substance abuse recovery programs, those suffering from mental illness and the homeless. Arts learning creates an environment for cognitive development, art and healing, social discourse in addition to the more obvious experiences of personal enrichment.

Ongoing Programming and Current Projects

Onsite educational programming – ArtiCulture has an established educational philosophy of placing emphasis on the creative process through exploration and experimentation. Process is then stressed over the end product. We offer visual art classes, workshops, outreach programming, and artist-residencies. Our programming is for people of all ages and abilities—from 12 month old toddlers to adults—amateurs and professional artists alike.

Art and Healing – is a perfect tool for personal discovery, reflection and positive growth:

  • People with Mental Illness – Through a MN State Arts Board grant, we partner with People Incorporated, an organization servicing adults with mental illness. We have created class curriculum specifically dedicated to this client population where healing plays an important role when making art.
  • The Homeless – Our Savior’s Housing also received funding through the MN State Arts Board to partner with us. Clients in their program are attempting to transition out of homelessness. Our classes have become part of their programming to help individuals gain self-esteem and reliance.
  • Past Programs included partnerships with Wayside House working with women dealing with substance and with Partnership Resources Inc. (PRI), an organization that creates day programming for adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Public Art Projects – Our community ownership approach to public art projects includes cross-cultural, diverse socio-economic and multi-generational experiences. We work with inner city teens to build self-esteem and confidence while teaching them about public art and community activism. The youth work alongside lead artists to create relevant public community art—dealing with livability issues, tagging, graffiti and aesthetics. Through this process they learn not only about public art, but also gain leadership and life skills. It’s empowering for teens to see how citizenship, collective decision-making, and the ways art and community organizing can work together to bring about positive change.

  • Seward Gateway Sculpture project – In the fall of 2013 we completed an eight foot mosaic sculpture with funding awarded through a Creative Intersections grant by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council as a lead organization partnering with Seward Neighborhood Group. The piece is on Franklin Avenue at #7 Fire Station in Seward.
  • Mural – Our most resent mural was the Seward Market Reclamation Mural in memory of the Somali shooting of three men by two Somali teens in 2011.

The mission of ArtiCulture is to empower individuals and communities to create positive change through the visual arts.

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Organization Information

2613 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406




The arts can deeply impact individuals and community. We use art as a venue for personal growth and learning & as a tool for social change.

EIN: 411969355

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