Programming focused on youth leadership and development skills through culturally relevant academic and community opportunities and partnerships.
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CypherSide 1 Year Anniversary
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
Together, with our esteemed supporters and allies, Indigenous Roots made a historical impact on the East Side and greater Saint Paul community by collectively coming together and sharing our passion for arts and culture with community from all four directions.
From May to December, over 5,250 community members and artists accessed, engaged with, and utilized the cultural arts center.
Despite the barriers, conflicts and lack of resources to open the cultural arts center, together we showed the community that with hard work, collective mind set/structure and people power; we can make anything happen! We are honored to share this space and time called life with you. Check out what we all accomplished together in 2017!
8 shows exhibiting 151 artists, visual and performative
Grand Opening exhibit: prospeccion Emmanuel Sierra
St. Paul SLIM
An Evening with Oscar Lopez: Puerto Rican Artists
Youth Photography: New Lens
Salon Mexico: 10 artists from Mexico
Aratti Artworks: Tomas Araya Biagetti
Art of Resistance: Honor the Earth
Incredible events that took place at the Cultural Art Center include:
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center Grand Opening - May
Native Youth Dance Clinic - June
Summer Solstice Celebration - June
STOP LINE 3 Artbuild - July
An Evening with Oscar Lopez - August
Chilean Multicultural Festival - September
Puerto Rican Relief Gathering & Supply Drive - OCtober
Haitian Cultural Festival - OCtober
Saint Paul ArtCrawl - October
Dia de los Muertos - Novemer
Clash of the Underground - DeCember
Operation CACAO - December
Other events & workshops we hosted outside of the Cultural Arts Center include:
Mexica New Year - March (Johnson High School/ Minneapolis American Indian Center)
Saint Paul Spring Art Crawl - April (East Side Enterprise Center)
Northern Spark - June (Minneapolis)
Neighbors Meet Neighbors - July (East Side Freedom Library)
We the People - August (Minnesota Museum of Art)
Festival Intercultural - November (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Thank you to our 2017 community partners!
Bomba Karaya Guey
Minnesota alliance for puerto rico (MAC4PR)
MN Haitian Cultural Center
AfoutayI dance, music and company
Good space murals
Honor the Earth
American Indian Family Center
Ain Dah Yung
Dayton's Bluff Community Council
All My Relations
Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
Hmong Breakers leadership council
Ten Thousand Things
irreducible grace foundation
Funny Asian Women's Kollective (FAWK)
Saint Paul ArtCrawl
Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing
jiu jóvenes indígenas urbanos en la zmg (Mexico)
Puerto Ricans in Minnesota (PRIM)
MN350: building a climate movement in mn
Chile Sin Fronteras
ordway Center for the performing arts
house of dance
Roosevelt high school