A Celebration of Minnesota Artists and Their Work
Art in This Present Moment is an initiative of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, with funding from the McKnight Foundation, that provided support to artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are changing and challenging dominant narratives through their craft.
Meet the 2021 Artists & Their Work
Learn about Each Project
We appreciate the following partner organizations for identifying and selecting the participating artists.
In Black Ink provides publishing arts opportunities to African heritage communities that have been historically disenfranchised, and continue to experience exclusion. IBI’s programming mitigates economic, educational and cultural inequities.
In Progress has been promoting the voices of newly developing artists since its inception in 1996. Its purpose is to diversify cultural dialogue and pave the way for new voices in the field of digital art making.
Kazua Melissa Vang
Manidoo Ogitgaan’s mission is to work with our communities to preserve and revitalize the Spiritual knowledge, language, culture, and ceremonies of the Anishinaabeg to improve our health and the health of our ecological family.
Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective
Thomas Stillday, Jr.