Our Values:  Creativity, Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Effectiveness. 

The purpose of our events and exhibitions is to invoke positive discussion, reflection and action and to nurture an empathetic, socially-aware and action-oriented community. ACW will host a two-week event with an exhibition, performances and workshops around the theme of See. Say. DO from Oct. 4-14, 2018.

Twenty established and emerging artists and their topic expert team members are creating social and environmental justice works, transforming the cutting-edge art space Squirrel Haus Arts in South Minneapolis into an inviting and amazing universe which draws the visitor into a thought provoking, interactive journey with the intent of inspiring action in our community.

The team will learn from all the “topic experts ” as they build the art object and workshops. Topics include Recovery, Gender/Sexual Equality, Disability, Water Quality,Wellness, CTSD, Compassionate Conversations and Labor/Union issues.  The team will learn from all the “voices” as they build the art object and workshops.  Read More   What is an Authentic/Expert Topic Voice?

October-4-14, 2018.  

Friends of ACW Fundraiser Oct 5, 2018
Opening Night October 6, 2018   6:00-10:00
20 Artists and 20 Topic Expert  voices, 10 Pre/During and Post-Performance Discussions, 8 Workshops, Non-Profit Networking Night, Take Action Pop-Up Performance NightDodging Bullets Discussion and Filming.  3450 Snelling Ave S, Squirrel Haus Arts in South Minneapolis.

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Artists: ACW artists prepare for your visit. 

October 5   Silent Auction ACW  Art and Precious Objects

See  Say DO Project Fundraiser

So Many Ways to Help  GiveMN Campaign

Chowdah Feed Donors

Artists: Grace Bianchi, Barbara Bridges, Kira Corser, Madelynne Engle, Maris Gilbert, Craig Harris, Laura Hill, Anne Kleinhenz, Barb Kobe, Candy Kuehn, Felecia Lenee, Wesley May, Nikki McComb, Layl McDill, Rebecca Ratzlaff,  Danielle Ricci, Shira Richter, Barry Scanlon, and Jill Waterhouse.

Supported by the Minnesota Humanities Center, Israeli Consulate, Lynn Olson, Barbara Bridges, Jim Randall,  Donald Helgeson, Pat Rogers, and The Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

Art to Change the World from FilmNorth on Vimeo.

Pop Up Poster created by Jeremiah Soup




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 –Fish Tales & Climate  workshop  Max 15 $5   Reservations
*  6-10:00  Public Opening:   FREE  Donations Welcome. No Reservations Needed.

Oct 7 Sunday
* 11-1:00  Kuehn –The Physics of Turbulence  workshop  Max 15. $5     Reservations

* 6:30-8:00    Erik Helgeson/Tim Benjamin/ Madelynne Engle Film The Real Story & Satin of Knowingness   Pay What You Can $0-$25 Power Wheel Chair Give Away       Reservations

Oct 8 Monday

  • 10:00-1:00  Compassionate Conversations  South High School Project. Invitation Only
    5:30-7:30   Non-profit Networking   FREE   Details 

Oct 9 Tuesday
* 6:30-7:30  Bianchi / Ricci –Body Image   Pay What You Can $0-25   Reservations
* 8-9:30 Laura Mann Hill – Race/Identity    Pay What You Can $0-25      Reservations

Oct 10 Wednesday
*  7-9:00 Richter/ Fisher Mother of All Confessions Pay What You Can $0-25    Reservations

Oct 11  Thursday 7-9:00 Harris- SenseAbility     (CTSD)  $10.00   Reservations
Oct 12  Friday 7-9:00 Harris- SenseAbility     (CTSD)  $10.00   Reservations

Oct 13 Saturday
* 10AM-12PM Barb Kobe  Endangered Feelings $5  Reservations
* 1-5:00    Wesley May – Identity Workshop  $5  Max 15   Reservations
 * 5-6:30    Post May Workshop and  Pre Film Discussion on Truth, Healing and Reconciliation with  Anton Treuer, Wesley May, Sarah Edstrom, Michael Goze, Jim Randall, Herman Milligan Pay What You Can $0- 25   Reservations
* 7-10:00   Dodging Bullets – Film   Pay What You Can $0-25    Reservations

Oct 14 Sunday
* 11-1:00 McDill Persuasive Technologies  Workshop  Max 15 $5   Reservations
1:00-3:00 Bridges – Recovery  Workshop  Max 15  $5    Reservations
* 7-10:00  Take Action Pop-Up Performance Night      Reservations

Read More About the Topics  

Grace Bianchi   – Body Image    SUPPORTED!   Read  About Project

Barbara Bridges -Recovery   Become a Team Member Learn More  

Kira Corser   – Climate Change /Human Rights  Become a Team Member  Learn More

Madelynne Engle  – Truth and  Resilience  Become a Team Member  Learn More Read About Project   Power Wheelchair Giveaway

Maris Gilbert  – Water Quality  Become a Team Member  Learn More

Craig Harris – Human Senses-CTSD  Become a Team Member  Learn More

Laura Hill 
 -Reclaiming our Narratives: Exploring Race & Identity SUPPORTED!  Read About Project

Anne Kleinhenz   – Heart Listening  Become a Team Member Learn More

Barb Kobe – Emotional Nature – Embodied Knowing – Empathetic Connection  Become a Team Member
Learn More

Candy Kuehn  -Dark Energy/Brain Neurology  Become a tTeam Member  Learn More

Felecia Lenee -FE -Compassionate Conversations  SSUPPORTED!   Read  About Project

Wesley May – Identity   SUPPORTED!   Read about the project

Nikki McComb   – Art is my Weapon  Become a Team Member  Learn More

Layl McDill    – Persuasive Technologies  Become a team mate Learn More

Rebecca Ratzlaff  – Labor/Unions  Become a Team Member Learn More

Kate Renee – Seven Deadly Sins-Glutthoney  Become a Team Member  Learn More

Danielle Ricci  –   Ongoing Refugee Crisis  Threads of My Cloth  SUPPORTED!    Read about the Project 

Shira Richter  –  Motherhood: Women, Men and Money SUPPORTED!   Read About the Project

Barry Scanlan    Environmental Corporate Abuse    Become a Team Member    Learn More

Jill Waterhouse  –The Chasm between the Divides”   Become a Team Member Learn More


Support a Team.  Become a Team Member!

Do you have a specific social topic you would like to sponsor? The artist/authentic voice teams need about $1,000.00 for both of them to research, travel, buy art and educational supplies/materials. Each artist has selected an authentic voice (or 2). We might also call these integral team mates a “primary source voice.” ALL of the team members learn from the other team members.  You will become a member of the team. We value your voice.

Support benefits included (all optional) :

Studio visit
Listed on website and programs
One ticket to VIP Event
Monthly artist news/networking/events emailed
Access to the Art to Change the World forum
Membership in book club
Invitations to celebrations and gatherings
ACW coaster set
ACW Hot Beverage Mug
ACW  Tote  Bag

Invitation to an authentic Maine Seafood Chowder dinner created by native  Mainer Barbara Bridges  OR   A small artwork created by an ACW artist.

Donate Here Post Director, Barbara Bridges, to indicate the amount and the artist you want to support  You will receive a letter for your taxes.  Call to discuss details with Barbara if you have questions: 612 845 0416.


Required Documents for Artists in See. Say DO. 


 How do we know that Art Can Change the World?

Here’s to The Crazy Ones

Event Ideas

Membership Benefits  All levels

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Left : Liberty and Justice for All
Kate Renee  Read More

Picture to right:  My Brothers Keeper  Nikki McComb  Read More

Member Events Past, Present and Future

Fall 2020
Found In Our Waters

Our concern for the quality of our water should be a national and international dialogue. The Maine shrimp disappeared in 2013. The clam and oyster shells are 40% thinner than a decade ago. There is a toxic alert on the salmon caught in Lake Superior. The future water concerns are here today.

We seek collaborators to stage exhibitions, panel discussions, student workshops, and school visits. It is our belief that social practice art invites the participants to consider serious social issues while experiencing the joy of collaborative creating. Location on Route One to be selected by participants. Route One Project

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We seek artists who would like
to participate in studio visits
from small groups of Area
Learning Center Students.

Layl McDill:  Polymer Clay Workshops

High Schools September 2017

International Day of the Girl

Contact  Barbara Bridges

Banner photograph of  The Path : Choreographer Danielle Ricci