Open House: Welcome Home

Welcome to Mia’s Open House, an ongoing series featuring performances, art-making, gallery activities, and some surprises along the way. Created in collaboration with local artists, and community partners, this Friday evening series is designed for families, chosen family, and people of all ages. Bring your friends—or make some while you are here.

Celebrate our community, meet your neighbors, make art, and have fun.

In December, inspired by the current exhibition, “Artists Reflect: Contemporary Views on the American War,” this evening celebrates Southeast Asian identities and communities of the Twin Cities through performance, poetry, food, and music. 

Curated by Lao poet, playright, and activist Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay.

Timed Programs:

Performance: Puppetry with Denise Hạnh Huỳnh, Andrew Young, Ty Chapman
5:30PM, Wells Fargo Community Room

Children’s Book Storytime
5:45 & 6:45PM, Wells Fargo Community Room

Comedy: Funny Asian Women Kollective
5:50 & 7:00PM, General Mills Lobby

Performance: Puppetry with Liping Vong, Antoine Martinneau, and Oanh Vu
6:15 PM, General Mills Lobby

All-Evening Programs:

Music by DJ Chamun
General Mills Lobby

Self-Care Area with Hmong healer Bruce Thao

Film: “Kung Fu Zombies vs Shaman Warrior” by Saymoukda Vongsay and Matty Huynh
General Mills Lobby

Weaving with Linvy Paw
General Mills Lobby

Printmaking with Dennis Madamba
General Mills Lobby & Studio 113

Refreshments by Soul Lao and Indigo Drinks
Cooking demo with Khmer Chef Rothana Walbolt
Studio 111-112

Admission to the exhibition will be free after 5pm.