In this issue: Public Engagements
Featured articles in this issue focus on the variety of ways Minnesota artists are working actively to engage the public - not just for the sake of a moment's encounter with creative works, but to encourage people from all walks of life to deeply engage with the arts in their community. Read about Claire Witt's central Minnesota-based Blue Sky Project, which fosters the creation of "public made public art," Lightsey Darst's persuasive case for the benefits of viewing and re-viewing worthwhile performance, and Location Books' efforts to marry visual art and publishing for the sake of offering art lovers the same kind of accessibility and immediacy to emerging artists' work long familiar to readers.
- HOMEPAGE: Highlights include Claire Witt's Blue Sky Project to foster community-driven public art, the case for viewing and re-viewing performance work, a critical essay on Location Books' first foray, new short fiction by Brian Beatty, and more
- NEWS YOU CAN USE: A new crop of news and artist opportunities drawn from mnartists.org's daily-updated community bulletin board
- YOU ARE HERE: A host of outdoor arts festivals, concerts in the park, theater, exhibitions, film, and literary events around the state
PLUS: A community art celebration two-fer - a launch party in St. Paul's Mears Park for tpt's new weekly arts series MN Original together with a celebration of the CSA (Community Supported Art) program by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts