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Volunteer Opportunities:  If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists.  ACW is proud to share that we paid ACW Artists over $47,000.00 in 2021.. This is not a small accomplishment! Help ACW develop more opportunities for artists.                                      If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists.  ACW is […]

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Project   One River’s Trash is the Same River’s Treasure Looking for 10 participants to earn $200 each to work with forty-year + veteran teacher and artist, Barbara Bridges, on a Mississippi Water Management Organization Stewardship Fund Program grant. Barbara’s artform focuses on re-cycle, re-purpose and create.  This project aims to […]

ACW’s Summer Party! July 20th. 5 Year Anniversary! Wood fired pizza party at Layl’s. ACW’s Longevity of Influence Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) was presented to George Roberts! All Active ACW members were invited to attend. Musicians performing included: Greg Volker, Matt Yetter, Ngange Akale, Walter Chancellor Jr.,  Charlie Henrikson. Videos! Barbara demonstrating how to dance The […]

Walter Chancellor

Walter Chancellor has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene for the past 25 years. After constant touring during his formative years he decided to relocate to musically successful Minneapolis from Des Moines, Iowa and lesson the necessity of so much traveling to perform. Not long after his arrival […]

ACW Statistics

ACW Stats: Art to Change the World is a Collective.   We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary on July 21. We have over 400 members and only 200 of those members are artists. We range in age from 19-103 and we take great pride in the fact that we create a safe space for all voices. […]

Task force Minutes March 27, 2022, 4 pm   Present: Barbara Bridges, Layl McDill, Natalie McGuire, Nina Robinson, Becca David, Tom Fulton, Greg Volker, Katie Palmer, Debra Ripp, Kelly Frankenberg, Rebecca Froehlich, Hannah Foster, Lucy Schroepfer   New format for minutes will be bullets for action items and outcomes.   Please familiarize yourselves with the […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities:  If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists. ACW is proud to share that we paid ACW Artists over $47,000.00 in 2021.. This is not a small accomplishment! Help ACW develop more opportunities for artists.                                      If we do not pay artists – there will be no artists. ACW is […]

Orientation Day Photographs

The 2021 Coaching Project Teams Met on  September 23, 2021 for  5 hours of  Team Building  Exercises and  Activities. View the Experience (back to CP Main Page) Natalie McGuire Photographs Click to enlarge Orientation Day Testimonies Mark Take away:  Enthusiasm and excitement.  It was great meeting everyone in person, and everyone gives off a […]

Orientation Day

The 2021 Coaching Project Teams Met on  September 23, 2021 for  5 hours of  Team Building  Exercises and  Activities.  View the Photographs View the Experience Below ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Coaching Project Orientation Day Schedule 10:00 Introduction  Sign W-9.   Layl 10:05 Define Symbiotic and Social Justice Art  All 10:10  ACW Community Guidelines   Barbara  and Layl 10:15 Best Learning […]

The purpose of our Coaching Project for a Better World  is to empower our diverse and divergent young thinkers and leaders. The nexus of art and science is where the power for change incubates. Art to Change the World We are a diverse social justice group of  over 400 artists, teachers, scientists, and supporters. We […]

July 25, 2021

Greetings ACW Task Force! Urgent Time Sensitive Action Items: August 5  -First Thursday at Solar Arts  5-9  with Katie Palmer, Kris Lange, Jodi Janz, Barbara Bridges, Devin Larkin and Lucy Schroepfer August 7 Fundraiser for ACW at Mojo’s from 6-8.  Invitation only (attached.  Just print it off).  Free Food and Drinks but you will be […]

Workshop  June 4, 2022  Solar Arts Building -Studio 215- 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413 June 4, 2022 Outcomes The I.C.O.N/TODAY, I’m Alright healing workshop invites all experiencing trauma to join the counselor/art teacher  /survivor team for 2 hours of resource sharing, art-making, conversation and importantly – identifying strategies for change. .The “I.C.O.N” domestic […]

  Rebecca Froehlich is a working artist and communication professional. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from University of South Dakota in 2017 and experienced training as an Artist in Healthcare at Sanford Arts Vermillion, Sanford USD Medical Center, and the University of Florida’s Shands Summer Arts in Health Institute. While working with people with […]

Can’t Wash it Away   Mixed Media 24″ T X 48″ W X 5” D “Can’t Wash it Away” explores the social impact of suicide by gun and how it effects those left behind and was created as a response to a gun buy-back project and a partnership between the Minneapolis police and Minnesota artists. Pieces […]

Press Coverage

ACW is earning Press Coverage!   See an article in the Northeaster: Read about us in the Monitor:,2010?utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term&fbclid=IwAR2OQ0Kl5jtOfwOVwdn9EgF7SxgSPrTeSicpq-N8vMMqNhzSMAh4SxtHwlU

FREE Private Tour with Zoran Mojsilov May 22, 2021 3:00-5:00 Meet Up at,  77 13th Avenue NE, Suite ,  Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413 Zoran will make remarks at 4;00 with Q and A following. Optional dinner following at Bunny’s.   Bring your masks! Zoran Mojsilov was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1955. As a small child, he […]

March 14th, 2021 Attending: Barbara, Layl, Abby, Natalie, Scorpio, Judy O, Cory, Jody, Lucy, Bianca, Catherine, Johnny, Candy Notes: Abby  *action items in green General Updates: Action (all): anything for ADP project – please take pictures! Send to Barbara. Action (all): ADP project leads (and all members) –  Send photo and info to Barbara (for […]

ACW OLLI Seminars

  Art to Change the World artists will participate in an interactive discussion and inquiry based experience focused on discovering the nature of social justice art and answering the question, “CAN art change the world?” Participants will share an artwork which has influenced you! Facilitated by ACW director, Barbara Bridges  Spring 2021 Art and Social […]

Join the ACW Community

Art to Change the World  Stand With Artists Project – SWAP ACW Culture Available for Adoption Read more here about how to join our new way of selling art and then select “Submission Details”. Registry:  You can join ACW for as little as $10.00 during covid! Check us out!

    Free libraries, museums, art projects, yoga routines, resources  from Emily Forbes       A UK Museum Challenged Bored Curators Worldwide to Share the Creepiest Objects in Their Collections. Things Got Really Weird, Fast   MoMA is offering free online art courses you can take from home   “Girl with a […]

December 10, 2019 Dedication Day South’s Heart – Family Welcome Center Principal Stringer, Assistant Principal Rodriguez, and family engagement coordinators Esmeralda.Duran-Silvan and Mohamed Bulhan hosted over 30 people to celebrate the opening of South’s Heart.  Ten students created a welcoming area with a kids corner, art supplies, myth busting flags and symbols, story writing contest,  inspirational quotes board […]

ACW Vision for 2020

Edit This November 19  Emerging Trends Theory to Practice 2020 Projects Present: Barbara Bridges, Margo Ashmore, David O’Fallon, Ann Meany, Craig Harris, Clif Ware, Bettye Ware, Pat Carney, Jim Peitzman, Elizabeth Greenbaum, Tracey Rogers-Tryba The meeting launched with a community meal and listening to Leonard Cohen’s The Goal. He recommends reflecting on if your reach exceeds […]

OLLI Testimonies

Very much appreciated the generous participation of the artists and Barbara’s thoughtful coordination of the sessions. Fascinating, Inspirational. Great variety of experiences for the group. Thanks! I like the exposure to different forms of art and different artists. Many different forms of beauty.  the commitment of both artists and fellow classmates to the vision of […]

Ojectivos de la Historia

I  am an Intervener Cambridge educated philosopher, Tim Ingold, holds a unique theory on art making. Dr. Ingold suggests that artists are simply interveners on any particular materials and/or objects the artist manipulates. ANy object already has a story, the artist simply recombines the objects to create a new narrative. Bring me your history objects […]

Story Board Responses

Heartbreak The Day of the dead Tom: Your sons are missing you. You underestimated your impact as a father. Their love, their anger, their confusion, and their feelings of failure. To your plight is all overwhelming to them. I understand your struggle- Father’s Day. That was not all about you that culminated into the rest […]

Be The Light Responses -I will work for justice! -I will practice radical acceptance and non-judgement. -I am going to listen to my friends first, talk second. Not let anxiety make me selfish. -I will make Afgans for Ronald McDonald House. -I will keep working to eliminate plastic waste. -I am going to use my […]

Staffing for Event:  October 28   Still need RED Artists Earn $15 an hour Nov 1 Friday  6-9  Pony / Mojo’s Food Bar Tender _ Kristi Hemmer Jill Stebbins/Greeter Tim and Suyao/Greeters Store tender  6-9  Ann Meany Saturday Need 2 Greeters each hour?    Need 1 Store Tender each hour? Bar Tender – Andrew 9:00 Barbara/store tender  […]

Holiday Light?  Holiday Dark? An Art to Change the World Celebration   Join Art to Change the World at the California Building during California Dreamin’ weekend at 2205 California St NE, Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55418. The event will include an exhibition, special speaker, workshops, music, food and beverages.  Together, we will explore divergent holiday […]

Art is My Weapon Curated by Minneapolis photographer, Nikki McComb   The opening was one of the most fascinating, soulful and diverse experiences I have enjoyed here in the twin cities.  We hosted around 80 people and  everyone enjoyed talking to our Nigerian artist Ogbonnaya Victor Chibuko, who streamed in from Africa. Curated by Minneapolis photographer […]

Final See Say DO report

See . Say. DO Report. Respectfully submitted, Barbara Bridges, Director-Art to Change the World Proposed significant outcomes: 1. Create change by building cross-cultural conversations and providing a space for individuals to develop individual action steps to solve community social problems. 2. Increase our participants’ engagement and community access to the arts and a myriad of […]

Dec 8 Maine Chowdah Feed

Authentic Maine Chowdah Feed ACW  Director, Barbara Bridges, is a Maine native.  She makes a famous seafood chowder with seafood she flies in from Maine.  It is her Grammy LeBlanc’s recipe. Cheesy biscuits accompany and the traditional blueberry pie with ice cream finishes.  There will be a Seafood Chowdah feed on  December 8 at 5:30 at […]

See. Say. DO Testimonials

Barbara,  Thank you so much for your dynamic leadership in pulling this event together. You really hit a home run and I am confidant that you have generated real momentum for positive change through art, film, social movement, and human connection. I was very proud to be part of Art to Change the World’s See. […]

October 8  South High School Project  10:00 – 1:00   Invitation Only Compassionate Conversations Fe Love and Kira Corser, co- founders of Compassionate ARTS, will host a 2-week mentoring series with a select group of 5 to 6 exceptional and diverse youth to form a Compassionate ARTS Youth Leadership Council at South High School. These youth […]

Let Us ASTOUND you

Friends of Art to Change the World Fundraiser You are invited. Join us for an unusual VIP experience before the See. Say. DO opening night.  Our event will be a lively, fun, interactive night, filled with open conversations about society’s pressing issues.  Attendees will have the first opportunity to view and purchase the art, bid on ACW artist […]


 ___________________________________________________________ Project Description and Workshop   – Nikki McCoomb Topic:   Art is My Weapon The photo stories are made to raise awareness in these areas: Remembering forgotten victims taken by gun violence in Minnesota Prompting people with information being compelled to come forward in unsolved cases Reaching policy makers and elected officials to support the campaigns […]

Name tags for the Oct 5 Friends Fundraiser are small artworks by participating ACW artists. Join us and support our dream of providing Friends of Art to Change the World Fundraiser You are invited. Join us for an unusual VIP experience before the See. Say. DO opening night.  Our event will be a lively, fun, interactive night, […]

We are BOLD

Art to Change the World could be seen as a pretentious name for our fledgling non-profit. Someone actually said that to me. It bothered me a little bit so when Layl and I took our Bush grant over to Springboard for a review, I asked Noah what he thought. “I think it is bold”, he […]

See. Say. DO

Schedule and Reservations (Click Reservations for more details) Oct 4 Thursday * 8-9:30   Ricci -Borealis Dance Co. Threads of My Cloth  $10.00 Reservations Oct 5 Friday * 5:30-7:30  Friends of ACW Fundraiser  Includes Threads   $75  Reservations * 8-9:30  Ricci -Borealis Dance Co. –Threads of My Cloth $10.00  Reservations Oct 6 Saturday * 10-12:00    Gilbert – Water: Beauty in Peril workshop  Max 10.  $5    Reservations *  1-4:00  Corser […]

John Capecci challenged us to come up with 6 words- not five- not seven. Jane:  Art Has Already Changed the World Kristi: Art Challenges one’s beliefs, experiences , perspective. Layl: Art sparks awareness leading to action Barry: Art can create transformative experience together Kobe: Art reflects emotion and story Craig: Art breaks down traditional barriers & […]

ACW Board Moments Barbara Rogers Bridges – Founder and Director Why did I  start Art to Change the World?  I wanted to create an organization  focused on using art making as a catalyst for positive for change. Over eighty percent of student learning is consumed visually, according to recent research. The time for artists to raise their […]

Welcome to Our Dialogue

February 17 – April 15, 2018  Minimum 6 and maximum 10. UBUNTU Inquiry Group  UBUNTU =I AM WHAT I AM BECAUSE OF WHO WE ALL ARE. Read More About Ubuntu  We will read a film/book for one- two months and discuss the writing and the topic, but more importantly, reflect on how these (hopefully) new ideas […]