Art in the Park 2017; East Phillips Park; 19-23 June 2017; Jordan Hamilton, muralists; Minneapolis Institute of Art n partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in the parks making art; In addition to participating in many local events and collaborating with park naturalists on a "Seeing Water Field Trip" for park youth Mia offers free week-long artist workshops for school-aged children at five area parks; summer 2017.

Community Events and Programs

Current Programs

Art in the Park

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

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Past Programs

Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

The Artist in Residence (AiR) is a drop-in and workshop series that is artist & community centered exploring creativity, relationships and connection in Minneapolis parks. Every summer, we are honored and proud to collaborate with such talented local lead artists, offering opportunities across the five park service areas of Minneapolis. 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.

Art in the Park 2020

Highlights from Art in the Park Summer 2020 (Video)

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Lake Harriet Kite Festival, 2018

Mia artists joined the fun on the frozen lake.

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.

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.