Arts District Envoy on the Radio

Submitted by Layl McDill …

On March 27, Art to Change the World was the co-host of the Connections Radio on AM950. The topic of conversation was the Arts District Palette – Where Neighbors and Artists Mix.

The developers of the Huxley have commissioned 224 pieces of art by NEMAA and ACW artists to be given as part of a welcome swag bag to the new residents. Director Barbara Bridges invited Council Member Kevin Reich, artist and Tres Leches gallery owner Alison Price and ceramicist and Mojo Coffee Gallery owner Marko Fields to share their thoughts on this project and the changes taking place in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.  Kevin Reich talked about how the vision for the neighborhood is growth and community building.  Everyone agreed that art is an important part of our lives and that this project gives artists a platform to build a relationship with the new neighbors.  They talked about making the pie bigger and not coming from a place of scarcity in order to build upon the strengths of the arts in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.  You can listen here: