From all-ages synchronized swimming to online artist studio visits, find options below to stay active, informed, and inspired.
5/15-17 — Art-A-Whirl (online)
The beloved open studio experience organized by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) will continue online this year. NEMAA will also provide resources and training for artists developing their online presence to connect with the public virtually. A list of resources for artists and freelancers navigating COVID-19 is available here. Free. 5pm. Find Art-A-Whirl updates here.
5/16 — Subversive Sirens Virtual Splash
This Minnesota-based synchronized swimming team is committed to Black liberation, equity, radical body acceptance in athleticism, and queer visibility. While absent from a pool, their ‘virtual splash’ will feature breathing, stretching, and a choreographed dance inspired by synchronized swimming that everyone can learn and perform together. Free, donation accepted. 3-4pm. Register here. Find more information about Subversive Sirens here.
Ongoing — MN Art Mart
Support visual artists who rely on income from contract labor, traveling gigs, and sales of work or discover your new favorite by visiting Soo Visual Art Center’s art hub. One hundred percent of sales go directly to artists. Artists can request to be featured by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. Find the Art Mart here.
Ongoing — Pillsbury House + Theatre Resident Artists
Join Pillsbury House + Theatre’s teaching artists on YouTube for a range of arts-integrated activities designed to spark creativity and build confidence in children as well as picture books read aloud. Free. Find videos here.
Ongoing — Virtual Dance Parties
Kairos Alive instructors facilitate virtual 10 minute- long “Daily Swings” with an emphasis on intergenerational connection. Free. 3pm, Monday-Friday. Find updates here.
Collide Theatrical Dance Company teaching artists perform style-specific instruction. Free. Find videos here.
Zenon Dance Company and School offer classes via Zoom in styles that range from Afro-Modern to Tap to Youth Ballet. Costs vary. Find details and registration instructions here.