Cowchella is coming
The second annual Cowchella, a disability literary and music festival, is 4:30- 8 p.m. Thu, Aug. 4 at Springboard for the Arts | 262 University Ave. W, St. Paul. the Cow Tipping Press event features four new neurodiverse Cow Tipping books, live readings by more than 20 authors with intellectual/developmental disabilities, music by DJ Sci Fi and a secret headliner band, a disability arts organization fair, and more. The free event is indoors and outdoors,. It is wheelchair accessible, with ASL interpretation, quiet areas and water provided.
More book readings are planned this summer, through the neurodiverse author reading and event series. FFI: https://cowtippingpress.org/
Uniquinox: Tarot Alive
Interact presents Uniquinox: Tarot Alive, an outdoor puppetry festival noon-4 p.m. Sat, July 9, with large-scale puppets, interactive art, poetry reading, live music, and food. Presented by Interact artists and staff, the free, family-friendly event imagines new futures through the lens of the Tarot. The event includes carnival games, poetry reading, large-scale puppets, original art for sale and art-making, with live music and food available to purchase from El Burrito Mercado. In the event of bad weather, the festival will be held inside Interact. Masks are required indoors. At Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1860 Minnehaha Ave. W, St. Paul. FFI:
Open Flow Forum
The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates Thu July 7 and Aug 4. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability concerns. Facilitators are Tara Innmon, Kip Shane and Springboard for the Arts. The gatherings are fully accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Andy Sturdevant at host organization Springboard for the Arts. Funding is available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, firstname.lastname@example.org
Less to Enjoy!
The Enjoy listings are for arts events as well as banquets and fundraisers for disability services organizations. Schedules may be subject to change. Some venues still may have mask and vaccine requirements. Please check with a venue or organization before making plans. See what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance and its calendar, at https://mnaccess.org/