The following changes have been made to the fall schedule:
- Creative Self : This 6 week class will now start one week later and run 4/15-5/20.
Volunteers make the world go round, and certainly grassroots organizations like ours! We just updated the volunteer page of our website. At the moment we have a particular need for folks who'd enjoy helping with:
- Flier deliver mid-April
- Summer/fall festivals in May, August, and September.
- Social media and digital communications
Details are on the volunteer page. Check those out and if you're still excited, fill out the volunteer application.
Boom! They're up!
Spring schedule - classes and workshops for all ages - are here. Spring session begins early April.
Summer camp info for kids going into PreK-high school this fall is on the camp page here. AND!!! This year we have an online registration form. We still don't accept payment through the site, BUT. You can now fill out a handy dandy form WHENEVER YOU WANT! We'll follow up for payment during business hours.
Download a PDF with both the spring class and summer camp schedules here.
Last year ArtiCulture was awarded an MRAC Arts Learning grant to bring visual arts programming to seven local Minneapolis public schools over the 2014-2015 school year. With this grant, we've been able to lead 5-week classes throughout the school year at each of the following schools: Dowling, Seward, Hale, Bancroft, Northrup, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, and Lake Nokomis Wenonah.
The neighborhoods and communities where these schools reside are generally not affluent. Economic struggles in schools and academic testing have caused many to cut out programming "extras" such as the arts. While schools feel financially strained and often pressured to teach towards testing, the arts curriculum we offer is a necessity in lieu of such academic constraints. Our programming, which emphasizes the creative process over product, is designed to develop inspired learners and to encourage advanced reasoning skills by giving students creative freedom through guided exploration.
We invite you learn more about our work in this vein here on our website.
UPDATE 3/30/15: All positions for the 2015 summer internship program are now full.
Each summer from June through the end of August, interns have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional artists in an educational setting by assiting them in weeklong summer camps for kids going into preK-grade 6.
Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of teaching philosophies and curriculum development, while getting valuable experience in a non-profit arts setting. This is a paid intership. Applicants holding (or working on) art degrees are preferred. Experience working with children a plus.
Complete information and an online application are on the internship page. Check it out and apply today!
Once a quarter we offer our class studio space to the community for free. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, this time we'll be making Mother's and Father's Day Cards and Paper Gifts! Join us and have fun being creative! All ages welcome and no registration required. The Free Studio Art workshop will go from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th, ArtiCulture will be partnering with Loaves and Fishes at their site during this year's Art-A-Whirl. Join us and play ArtiCulture's interactive "what's your story" Hunger Game!
Our teen community public art portrait photo project, focusing on issues of hunger, will be on display. Talk to those involved with the project and become part of it by having your photo taken! Loaves and Fishes is located at the Waterbury Building.
Art-A-Whirl lasts the entire weekend, inlcuding Sunday. You can find out more about it here. ArtiCulture will be participating Friday from 5-10pm, and Saturday from Noon-8pm.
ArtiCulture is honored to be the designated benificiary of proceeds from this year's Goth Prom, Monday May 18th at the Saloon!
What is Goth Prom, you ask? It's a night of revelry, intrigue, and macabre thrills, featuring musical guest The Rope. Your most dashing Victorian, Noir, and Gothic attire is most respectfully requested.
This year Goth Prom will step into a place of "Mystery". Think ... Victorian London, The Orient Express, Alfred Hitchcock, Edward Alan Poe, Twin Peaks, The Shining, The Bates Motel from Psycho -- you get the idea. Other featured performances include snake handling, acrobatics, fireplay and burlesque!
BYO costume and join the fun at The Saloon, in downtown Minneapolis, for the 12th Annual Goth Prom!
The Saloon - 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.
Tickets : $5, or $3 with donation of gently used book or art supplies.
Ages : 18+
Join us at ArtiCulture for a Wine & Beer Tasting - courtesy Zipp's Liquors. Sommeliers will be offering a hand-picked selection for you to savor from 7-9pm. Check out our artist print demo and, for those of you who feel inspired, dive in and do your own. Learn about our newest outreach programming and community activism through art-making. Save the date and stay tuned - tickets available soon.
ArtiCulture will have an all-ages, arts oriented activity tent at the Ordway's annual International Children's Festival over Family Weekend Sat./Sun. May 30th and 31st. This festival is nothing short of spectacular. More information is on their website here.
If you'd like to help ArtiCulture out by volunteering as an assistant for a few hours, fill out our online volunteer application here!
Register for a Class
We have classes for all seasons and all ages. See our class schedule to find our more about our current offerings and to register now! Class schedule >>
ArtiCulture has a store that features the work of local artists. Currently we are showing hand-made cards, jewelry, purses, scarves, prints, and ceramics. About our store >>
What parents say
"Jasper loved being at ArtiCulture! He came home raving about how much fun he had and definitely wants to go again ... Thanks for creating a great space for kids!" Our approach to arts for all ages >>
Testimonials from young artists
"This place is like a miracle!" -- "I want to come back 10,000 times."
Make a Sketch
Our website features an interactive drawing game that lets you make awesome sketches. Check out some of the sketches that people have posted to our gallery. See >>