Open Studio

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Join Raygen Samone at the Inverted Arts studio in Northeast Minneapolis to “Create, Catch Up, and Chillax”! FREE 9-18 Year Olds 10-12pm Oct 30/Nov 6/ Nov 13/Nov 20/Dec 4/ Dec 11/Dec 18 Access to computers, cameras, microphones, canvases, paint and … Continued

Spitting Fire

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Excited to offer “Spitting Fire” Spoken Word Poetry sessions led by Artist Mentor Joe Davis! Sessions are free and available for the first 10 high school students who sign up. Dates are December 4, 11, and 18th from 12:30-2:30pm here … Continued

Fall Program Update

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By Raygen Samone – IA Creative Co-Director What a season! More than halfway through Autumn, I am so grateful to be a small part in all of these young ones’ lives. Here’s an update on each of the programs in … Continued

Give to the Max Day November 18th

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped us raise $18,222 on Give to the Max Day! And if you missed it, it’s not too late to help us cross the finish line! Just click the donate button below any … Continued

Two New Businesses in Kenya!

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We are SO excited to launch two new small business partnerships in Kenya, led by IA Artist Mentors and scholarship graduates Seth Luchemo (Top L) and Kevin Fraji (Top R) starting January 1st, 2022! These two talented young men have … Continued

CAGO Update from Liberia

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Watch this video update from James (Graphic Design), Joetta (Cosmetology) and Daniel (Barbering/Visual Arts); our talented small business partners at the “Creative Arts Group of Companies” (CAGO) at the Mission of Hope in Liberia.

Therapy Thursdays

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IA Resident Artist Mentor Terry Vincent is leading a cool new program at the IA studios called “Therapy Thursdays.” The sessions invite community members to come heal together through music, visual art, writing, poetry and yoga. Check out some pics … Continued

Venture Academy

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IA Creative Co-Director Raygen Samone leads students through film-making sessions at Venture Academy on the topic “How to Make a Short Film.” Check out the first week photos.

Friendship Academy

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Students are loving the “How to be Creative” sessions at Friendship Academy with IA Creative Co-Director Raygen Samone. Check out pics from weeks two and three.

iMAGE bEARERS

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iMAGE bEARERS is a program for 7th-12th Grade Black/Mixed Youth and Session 4 asks this question: “What Is Culture?” In the presence of their peers, youth will spend ten weeks together considering what is BLACK culture? Who says? What can become … Continued