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Lake Street Arts!  Placekeeping & Dreaming through Art

Image by Ricardo Levins Morales

Note from LSA! Curator. Here in Mni Sota Makoce we continue to inch towards the thaw and leap of SPRING!  Moving into 2023, Lake Street Arts! is launching a series of artist-led workshops for people to come together and tell their own histories- personal, political, spiritual, dreamscapes. We are working with amazing artists on these workshops including Venus DeMars, Anthony Ceballos, Sayge Carroll, Sarah Greer, DejaJoelle, Keegan Xavi, and Maren Ward. The workshops will inform a large-scale Timeline/Map of Lake Street charting ancient/ now/ future visions for our beloved corridor from Bde Maka Ska to the River known by the Dakota as Wakpa Tanka (also called the Mississippi). Pangea will hold a celebration for this project at Moon Palace Books on July 15, 2023. Also in the summer of 2023 look for a second version of Life Born of Fire. In January we launched a year long cohort to develop a new (ancient) institute around art and social change.  The Seeding Change Institute will hold a weekend gathering in November 2023 with workshops, artist talks and performances. The new institute will open in 2024.   It is my honor to curate Lake Street Arts!  With the ongoing attacks against the teaching of our collective history, the lack of real change addressing police violence in Minneapolis and across the country and the continued struggles for too many just to have housing, food and space for ease and joy- Art that nurtures the epic, gorgeous and messy stories of who we are remains deeply necessary for our survival. I  look forward to seeing you in 2023.  Love in these Tender and Dangerous Times, Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe Lake Street Arts! Curator


This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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