St. Paul

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in St. Paul that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Polly Talen.

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger The Winding Sheet Outfit is a group of theater artists focused on creating small experiences with seemingly random objects in ways that marry the silly and the sinister. Their project, “The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines,” was awarded a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul grant and now […]

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In just a few days, on April 20, we will be launching the Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul, and looking to fund the best ideas for engaging and enriching the community through the arts. To help spread the word, we will be hosting a series of Community Q & A sessions where applicants can […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Not many artists are called unique and actually deserve it. But sculptor and Paleo-osteological interpreter Michael Bahl makes work that is truly unlike anything else in the art world. Bahl’s newest project, thanks in part to a Knight Arts Challenge grant, will be a bronze skeleton of a large […]

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By Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez, TU Dance TU Dance, the acclaimed Minnesota-based dance company led by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, returns to the Cowles Center for Dance as part of its 11th annual performance season.  On stage at 8pm on Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, and 2pm on Sunday, April 19th at the Cowles Center in downtown […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger “We Are Hmong Minnesota,” the new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations active in the local Hmong community, does an amazing job of letting visitors stand in the past and look through the present into the future. The diaspora of […]

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra This week, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is heading west to the Bay Area for a three-day residency at Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley. The SPCO will be the first chamber orchestra to participate in this program, joining the ranks of such world-renowned orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, […]

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By Levi Weinhagen, St Paul arts blogger Over the past 15 years, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) has gone through a host of transitions – from giving over artistic direction to its own musicians to inaugurating a new concert hall to rave reviews earlier this month. During that time, the orchestra’s President and Managing […]

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This article is cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange. You may have read that the rise of the creative entrepreneur is leading to the death of the artist. That’s not our experience. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with people in communities all across the United States, and there are artists everywhere. There […]

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There’s enough storytelling being performed in the Twin Cities that just the fact that a new show is happening has become unremarkable. However, the people behind Culture Casts are producing something new that promises to be much more than just another storytelling show. “Off Our Chests: Women Talk Breasts” is an evening of music, storytelling, […]

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You should go see West St. Paul-based artist Carolyn Swiszcz’s exhibition, “Inventory,” which is currently on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of their Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP). That’s putting it pretty plainly, but if you’re in the Twin Cities and can make the time, it’s worthwhile to see the video […]

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