News & Events

30 Years of Arts Midwest: Caravanserai

May. 12, 2015

Arts Midwest has a long tradition of creating shared spaces where artists from across the world connect audiences in our own backyard with creative expressions. We reach past the cultural horizon line to invite new friends to sit at the tables of our communities and share a feast of artistic morsels and musical delicacies. Along the way, folklore becomes communion where exotic impressions melt in the warmth of shared grace.

In 2010, Arts Midwest launched Caravanserai: A place where...

The Big Read Grantee Spotlight

May. 06, 2015

ArtReach St. Croix, located in Stillwater, Minnesota, received a Big Read grant to host a community-wide read of Love Medicine, by Minnesota author Louise Erdrich. ArtReach St. Croix’s mission is to bring literature, performing arts and visual arts to the St. Croix Valley—a unique community that spans 27 miles of the St. Croix River valley in both Minnesota and...

Announcing the Arts Midwest World Fest 2015–2017 season

Apr. 24, 2015

After another successful season of touring four extraordinary music ensembles from Israel, Québec, Brazil, and China around our region, we are excited to announce the 2015–2017 season of Arts Midwest World Fest artists and communities. While planning is still in high gear, three of four ensembles have already been selected for this season. Kicking off activities this fall 2015, Baladino (Israel) and Le Vent du Nord (Québec) will join us once again to visit nine new Midwestern communities.


Arts Midwest's 30th Anniversary

Apr. 24, 2015

On July 1, 1985 Arts Midwest was born. Well, actually, it was created from a merger of two previous organizations (the Affiliated State Arts Agencies of the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes Arts Alliance), which came together to increase efficiencies and maximize new synergies on behalf of the Midwest’s cultural community. Arts Midwest set forth with a visionary board and the same CEO we have to this day, David Fraher.

Since then, millions of audience members,...

ArtsLab announces new programs serving organizations across the Midwest

Apr. 08, 2015

Sign reads "Who's next? What's next? Harvesting the future."
ArtsLab retreat, September 2014. Photo by Ackerman + Gruber.

ArtsLab is pleased to announce three new Peer Learning Communities beginning in spring of 2015: a North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa program; a Fargo-...