Enjoy! June 2022

Art of Possibilities

The annual Courage Kenny Art of Possibilities Show and Sale is held in June, to celebrate abilities and fine art showcasing the talents of artists with disabilities from around the world. The online sale is June 3-24. One hundred percent of sale proceeds directly benefit artists. the juried show and sale features 200 artists. 

Opening reception is 5:3-0-7 p.m. Thu, June 2 at Golden Valley. The Encourage reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Thu, June 9 at Courage St. Croix. Information about the artists and the sale’s history is online. FFI: https://courageart.org/ 

Arts & Disability Forum

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts & Disability Forum: Disability in Power was held in May, but will be posted on MRAC’s YouTube channel. Panelists Mai Thor, Jes Reyes, and Bryan Boyce explored the imperative and impact of people with disabilities in positions of power. The information is for arts groups seeking to be more accessible, arts groups serving and/or made up of people with disabilities, and individual artists with disabilities who want to learn strategies from peers. FFI: 651-523-6388, sam@mrac.org 

Open Flow Forum

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates Thu June 2 and July 7. 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, resources@springboardforthearts.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/