Community Events and Programs

Art in the Park

Conducted in close collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Art in the Park provides free art programs for youth in the Minneapolis parks.


Artist in Residence (AiR) Week

AiR week is a kit-based week of art-making, that includes a couple virtual components participants can engage in from a distance. AiR activities are designed for young people ages 8-19 yrs old.

Watch the video below to learn more about Art in the Park summer 2020.

AiR helps us collectively create, express and heal through art & connection. Collective healing is needed more than ever in our Minneapolis community. May we create art in the name of healing, radical love and justice. If you have any questions, email

Mobile Mia

Come make art with us! Mobile Mia provides free summertime art activities for all ages in the Minneapolis parks via bicycle.


Past Programs

The Crossover: Basketball + Art, 2017

Students explored the basic elements of art by creating a painting using a basketball backboard as a canvas. This 5-day class was inspired by artworks in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection and was taught by Twin Cities aerosol art pioneer Peyton Scott Russell.

Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Lake Harriet Kite Festival, 2018

Mia artists joined the fun on the frozen lake.

Water Is Life Posters, 2017

We honored the importance of water in our lives with the help of Spirit Lake Dakota artist Marlena Myles. Student artists created posters using stencils, drawing inspiration from artworks found at Mia and from water itself.