Creating Community 2022 and Before!


Layl and Madalina working together on the Age of Age project.


Layl and Madalina at the Homewood Studio Show and working on sock monsters at Layl’s studio while discussing ideas for the Age of Age show.


Kelly at a gallery opening at Art Works Eagan with her work, “Daily Progression of a Black Eye.” 



Nina at an encaustic paint class taught by Jodi Reeb. If you haven’t tried encaustic, you should!



Hola! Barbara and Layl soaking up art and sun in the Barra de Potosi Paradise in Mexico this winter!




On Location Drawing at the Como Conservatory January 23rd





Layl’s Solo Show January 13th-February 10th




The Art Shoppe featured artists Rebecca David with Susan Gainen. And Fox Den’s 100 works under $100

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Orientation Day Testimonies
Take away:  Enthusiasm and excitement.  It was great meeting everyone in person, and everyone gives off a great energy (what do you expect from an ArtToSaveTheWorld function).  I am excited to see what these young artists do, specifically the team I’m on.  I’m enthused to be working with these kind people able to view things from multiple sides.


The Coaching Project kickoff was such a fun event!  I was so impressed by all the people involved in this project—so much creativity and positivity.  And I was especially excited to meet my team members and get a more concrete grasp of how we’ll work to gather to support Ashley’s Blood on the Pavement project.  The flow of activities and sharing at the orientation did a great job at bringing us all together and jump starting our work.


“I had a fantastic time at the Orientation for this project. It was great to finally meet my teammates and the other project managers and coaches. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and I cannot wait to start creating with these people.”



The Coaching Project Orientation was so much fun! It was a great way to learn more about ACW and other team projects, as well as the expectations for this grant period. Most importantly, it was a great way to connect and build a solid foundation with teammates. During a time when the pandemic has shifted our daily interactions and the world has become so virtual, I found that having this first meeting in-person was invaluable.


Ari has a Critique
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Aristoteles Carbajal <> is our youngest ACW member.  They have a unique style and voice.  Listen:

Pop Up Palette Party   Arts District Palette: Where Neighbors and Artists Meet
Sociable Cider Werks
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Photography by Natalie McGuire

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Photography  by Barbara Bridges


Photography by Devin Larkins

Photographs by Ngange&Themasses <>



Photos by JoAnnKirkman

Preparing for the Lobster Chowdah  Thank You party for our major donors.  Seafood flown in from Maine from Mclauglin’s  Seafood located in my birthplace of Bangor, Maine.
Great Thanks to Deb and Natalie.  It took us almost 4 hours to shuck, pick and chop. You can do the math… I would have been sitting there for 12 hours! They look a little intimidated by the crustaceans!

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Lobster Chowdah  Event 2021 for Major Donors
Photography by Natalie McGuire

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Photographs by Lynnette Black

$200 Donor and Task Force Thank You Party  June 2021

Unique Wood Fired Pizza Party  from an oven created by renowned tile artist Josh Blanc.

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On Location Drawing Group   June 19,2021,  Como Community Garden
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Art-A-Whirl at the Fox Den

Lucy Schroepfer serving as project manager of the Art A Whirl Solar Arts Fox Den event.
ACW artists made over $2500, earned 5 new members and met over 1000 new people
who have now heard about Art To Change The World. Thanks Lucy!!




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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.   Read more about Zoran:

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is an ACW project focused on developing relationships in our NE Arts District community.  Partnering with NEMAA , The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, The Northeaster, The Huxley apartments,  and Sociable Cider Werks, ACW will develop May Day welcome swag bags stuffed with 20 artists’ works, gifts from local businesses and an invitation to an outside pop-up art event in August where the new NE residents and artists will mix socially distanced.

Installing the 224 Works of Art!  Click to Enlarge


Creating ACW gift for Huxley Swag Bags








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Huxley Team

Tim, Brooke, Alex, Barbara and Layl

Susan, Catherine, Layl, Natalie and Barbara planning the Pop Up Show and Installation.

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Gathering the Welcome Swag Bag Bag coupons

ACW members at Work and Play

Devin Larkin Photo Shoot preparation on April 18th