Bumping Beats, Breakdancing and Spoken Word for a Cause!

The sun is out and it’s a clear sign we’re onto warmer days here in Minnesota. An even clearer sign that Arts & Crafts is just around the corner! On May 5th at 6PM, we’re gathering at Able Seedhouse + Brewery and letting you make the art while working side-by-side with four incredible Teaching Artists. Bonus: Food will be provided by Animales Barbecue - which was named City Pages “Best Barbecue” in the Twin Cities for 2019. Prestigious!

Your ticket will also include a tasty beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Cheers!

And last, but of course not least, here is the lineup of the artists you get to work and create an original song with! From song-writing to producing the beat, the stage is all yours…

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Bionik

Couldn’t make it to Lizzo this year? Work with one of her producers at Arts & Crafts! Bionik is a music producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in creating and recording original songs using modern tools and technology. He has also been in the studio with legendary producers like George Martin (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix) and Peter Mokran (Mary J. Blige, The Flaming Lips).

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Desdamona

A spoken-word queen: Desdamona is a writer and an engaging performer who works in the realm of Spoken Word and Hip-Hop. Desdamona is an international award winning artist who has received five MN Music Awards for her music and poetry.

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MN Joe

Joseph ‘MN Joe’ Tran is a professional breaker since 2002 and member of BRKFST Dance Company. He is known for his unique dynamic power moves which have helped him secure 1st place titles in Italy, Colombia, France, the Netherlands, California, Washington and Minnesota.

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MonaLisa

Not your typical Da Vinci portrait. Lisa Berman, AKA MonaLisa, is the Artistic Director of BRKFST Dancey Company. She is the most recent recipient of a 2016 McKnight Dancer Fellowship, administered by the Cowles Center and funded by The McKnight Foundation. She has also received the Jerome Travel and Study Grant for Choreography.

Funds raised from Arts & Crafts will go straight back to the community to provide creative workshops just like this! You’ll get to see first hand how this art is made, while helping individuals all over Minnesota experience the same.