Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center will open its doors to the public on Thursday, May 11, 2017 with an intimate opening Gathering and Blessings of Community Elders.

Indigenous Roots Cultural Center is a collective of artists and organizations dedicated to building, supporting and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism. This community based multidisciplinary, multigenerational, multicultural center for Native-Indigenous/POC communities in Saint Paul, uniquely presents the many faces and creative expressions blossoming in the cultural scene of Dayton’s Bluff on the East Side.


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Grand Opening Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening Gathering and Blessings of Community Elders


Friday, May 12, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Prospección Exhibit Opening

Mexican Artist Emmanuel Sierra

The exhibit runs until Friday, May 19, 2017.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Grand Opening and Community Celebration Fundraiser

A day celebrating arts, culture and community! Cultural groups including Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, El Arco Iris, Afoutayi, Native Pride Dancers, Ina Yukka, Wash your Dome, Alma Andina and many others will be performing on this epic Opening Day!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

3:00 pm

For Directions Exhibit Opening

The For Directions Exhibit is a partnership across the Mississippi between Indigenous Roots and All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis. The Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center is hosting a variety of  local artists in its gallery over the coming year. Stay tuned for details. This exhibit is open from May 20th to July 31st.  

Join our efforts in cultivating opportunities and making art and cultural programs accessible for our community. 

Our Location

788 E 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55106
United States


Questions? Please email