Earth Day at Mia
Celebrate Earth Day at Mia with art, creativity, and sustainability!
Join artists Ebony Beck and Laura Wennstrom for their virtual art-making activities that highlight the importance of recycled materials.
Learn more about Mia’s sustainability projects by clicking here
Reusing Through Mending with Laura Wennstrom
In honor of Earth Day, learn a simple way to patch a hole in your favorite pair of jeans. Mending clothing is inexpensive, accessible, and a fun way to add creative life to your wardrobe and reduce your carbon footprint. For this tutorial, you will need a pair of jeans with a hole, a scrap of non-stretchy cotton for your patch, thread, a needle, a few pins, and a scissors.
Making Springtime Terrariums with Artist Ebony Beck
As part of Earth Day at Mia, we are giving recycled items new life by creating our own indoor biomes/greenhouses. –
- You will need:
- – A clean clear vessel, such as a clear plastic bottle or a glass mason jar
(For a plastic bottle, you will need a knife, sharp scissors, or box cutter)
- – Small stones or fine sand. You can use both if you like
- – Charcoal, which is helpful for keeping mold growth down in your terrarium, but not necessary if you want to do this project.
- – Potting soil
- – Plants like moss, pothos, or button ferns if you have them or seeds of your choice
- – Water
- – Twine
- – Figurines or statues
- – Shells, crystals, or other decorations
Terrarium plants grow fast. If the plants grow too large, move them to a regular pot and fill your pot bottle terrarium with new, tiny plants.
Planning to visit Mia on April 22?
Experience an outdoor, mud print installation at our 24th Street entrance created by Natasha Pestich’s Relief Printmaking and Monotype class at MCAD.
Learn more about Mia’s rooftop beehives and how you can get your own jar of Mia honey made by our rooftop pollinator friends.
Speaking of pollinators, visitors to Mia on Earth Day will receive a seed packet of Minnesota-native, pollinator-friendly seeds. (Limit one per household, while supplies last). Admission to Mia is always free, but advanced reservations are required. Get tickets by clicking here or call 612.870.3000.