Family Day: Funk Fest

Join us at Mia to celebrate creativity of all kinds at an outdoor festival co-produced with LaDonna Sanders Redmond of Lavender Sun! With art-making activities, live music by PaviElle and other local performers, games, and fun, this event is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and your friends!

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Stage Line-up:
Unlimited Next Level Drill & Dance
Northside Tribute Dancers, directed by Tamiko French
Unknown Creatures
Snak Attack
Jayanthi Kyle

Q Bear from 89.9 KMOJ “The People’s Station”
Shed G from 105 The Vibe

Miss Brit
Ray Seville from 89.9 KMOJ “The People’s Station”


Face Painting
Meet Sankofa the Mystical Bag Lady, the alter ego of artist Junauda Petrus. She’ll help spark your imagination, snazz up your style, and transform into someone new for the day!

Mobile Mia Portraits
Join artist Pacha Galaviz and our Mobile Mia bike team to make 5-minute portraits!

Early Bridges Family Storytelling
Engage in an interactive storytelling activities with teaching artists from the Children’s Theatre Company. Early Bridges is a theatre arts program that uses storytelling and creative drama to help children develop early literacy skills and social skills related to school readiness. Talking is teaching – use storytelling to talk, read, and sing together every day!

Gallery Hunt: Color Mia Purple
Search Mia’s galleries for works of art that feature a legendary artist’s favorite color – purple!

“I Am” Studio Project with Free Arts
Free Arts Minnesota partnered with artists Isaac Sundberg, Canaan Mattson, and Mia this summer to explore social justice and identity through the lens of an artist. Be inspired by their work and make some of your own in this mixed media art lab.

Power Quilt with Million Artist Movement
Check out some of the 26 quilts made locally by a network of committed artists, community members and activists that are speaking out against oppression. Learn about MAM’s work and make a square to add to the quilt.

Prince Pre-Fame Photo Show Preview
Get a sneak peak of a photo show featuring Robert Whitman’s iconic images of Prince in 1977, produced by Blood Orange and the Mpls Photo Center.

Local Food Offerings
Cookie Cart, supporting Twin Cities teens building job skills, and Breaking Bread, serving healthy global food and enriching the North Minneapolis community.

Mia Family Day Major Sponsor:

Funk Fest Community Partners:
Lavender Sun, an event series honoring the legacy of Prince.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 
Free Arts Minnesota
Million Artist Movement
Blood Orange
Mpls Photo Center
MCAD Continuing Education
Parents in Community Action
Children’s Theatre Company

Family Day at Mia is our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. On the second Sunday of every month, you’ll have a blast making art, going on artful adventures, meeting local musicians, dancers, artists and storytellers, and more! Sign up to receive Family Program (and other) email updates from Mia here: