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Theater / Spectacle
An annual winter event in Minneapolis.
An annual festival of cantastoria performance by artists and musicians from all over the United States.
Creators of theHalloween Extravaganza and various magnificent spectacles.
The Twin Cities all-female stiltwalking and performance group
This essential puppet theater has graced Minneapolis and the world with color and vitality for over 30 years.
Creating imaginative spectacles using puppets, masks, costumes, dance and music. (in development)
A theatre laboratory, Nightpath uses the classics as a map to explore the mythology of contemporary America.
Teaching the process of transforming waste materials into imaginative art.
Providing grants that support: research, education, and programs in organic agriculture.
CCB helps communities to identify cultural and creative assets - and to leverage them for community revitalization and change.
Dublin-based Dermot Mclaughlin works with a wide range of organisations, projects and companies who are looking for help in finding effective solutions so that they are better equipped to deal with opportunities and challenges.
FEC's goal is to prevent child abuse and to promote healing among children who have experienced abuse.
Supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who speak out to help abused and neglected children.
A congregation dating to 1855 in Red Wing, Minnesota
A nonprofit formed by citizens in Finland, MN to work towards making the community's vision a reality.
"The world is one large family"
A nonpartisan political organization based in Edina, MN, encouraging the informed and active participation in government, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy, since 1954.
In the forefront of voter education and civic participation since women won the right to vote, LWV Mpls is now an organization of people dedicated to promoting civic participation at its best.
Lydia's Gathering's Mission is to support the training and ordination of Catholic women into the priesthood.
Web Archive of the newspaper of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Organic Retail & Consumer Alliance
A community-building event with a mission to make art, provide sustenance and promote the common good.
Petition site to request an immediate moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.
An NGO working for Women's Equality in Church, State, and Society since 1911.
Providing information and education on maintaining the quality of the Tabor Lake, Wisconsin area and its wildlife.
Services / Retail
Improving safety and productivity through communication and awareness
Purveyors of good vibrations from around the world. Duluth, MN
Michael Kosowski, your local, ISA certified arborist in Minneapolis
A non-intimidating approach to home staging and rearranging.
Partnering with businesses to establish high performance cultures, leaders, teams and individuals.
Providing comprehensive communication and marketing campaigns across the full range of communication channels.
An 8 acre organic Kona Coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Atina & Martin Diffley's consulting business, educating farmers and consumers.
Serving Minnesota's North Shore for over 20 years.
Pesticide free removal of honeybees and other stinging insects in the Seattle area.
Authors / Books
Books for children about a rambunctious little girl, Nalah, by Anne Sawyer-Aitch.
Author, Educator, Organic Consultant
A book honoring the legendary Ben Lennon, a fiddle master from Country Leitrim, Ireland.
This book is the ultimate reference for all players, devotees and students of Irish Traditional Music.
Writer, artist, teacher, mother, and citizen. Sharing information and making available some of the products of her creativity.
Monaghan-born and Dublin-based Irish novelist and short story writer.
An author and educator, Bo has lived in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation Reservation.
"One of the 25 individuals who have done the most to develop organic agriculture in the US".
Promoting the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.
Dublin based. Books on music.
FOOD / Dining
Providing exquisite global foods for festivals and catered events.
Shared-use commercial kitchen for Twin Cities culinary entrepreneurs to craft and sell their goods from a certified food-safe facility.
Remembering St. Paul's iconic mid-70s vegetarian collective restaurant.
Catering by Heather Jansz, bringing the fresh, exotic flavors of Sri Lanka to Minnesotans.
St. Paul's home for Irish Music & Dance since 1983. Photos by Aaron Branum.
HEALTH / Fitness
A pilates and Yoga center in St. Paul.
Personal Training by Gretchen Harris.
Certified Level 1 & 2 Spring Forest Qigong instructor in Minneapolis.
Somatic Massage, Bodywork, and Movement Therapy by Malia Burkhart.
Yoga studio located in the Merriam Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Design by Karin Preus.
Acupuncture, Moxa, Acupressure, and Wellness Counseling, since 1991
Jean Fraser offers movement-based classes and programs that tame stress, dissolve anxiety, and provide empowerment, peace, and hope.
A free teaching curriculum dedicated to educating students of all ages on the principles of Hinduism.
Paintings and prints that are alive with color, pattern, liveliness and energy.
Artist, Author, Puppeteer
Puppet artist, poet, and teacher.
Art by Nora Wildgen,promoting awareness of the problems our pollinators are facing today. Design by Karin Preus.
Using materials as metaphor; Brenna shares her celebration of the beauty of nature, faith in possibility and the sacred quality of daily life…
Innovative Sclupture, Woodcarving, and Design
Chris is a designer, inventor, theater-maker and community educator. (Uses Koken, not wordpress)
An artist who combines found objects with natural materials into mixed media assemblages that explore relationships between work, nature, and self.
Using fabric, acrylic paint, and thread as her vocabulary, Richardson creates a visual language that bridges the seams between the worlds of painting and fiber art.
Action painter, performance artist Julie JAO believes: The role of the Artist is to recognize and bring forth into their work the radiance of all things. The role of Art is to communicate this radiance and illuminate truth.
Sculptor, actor and teacher, conducting creative workshops for kids of all ages that focus on creating places for imaginative play.
Prolific Minneapolis artist painting in an expressionistic, realistic manner.
Creating abstract assemblages built on the ruins of the recent and remote past.
One of our favorite sites. You'll want to bookmark this one. (Transitioning to Wordpress when we get a chance!)
Malia Burkhart is a Multidisciplinary Performance Artist, Environmental Activist, Global SomaticsTM and Herbal Medicine practitioner, Singer-Songwriter, and Arts-Educator.
Mary is known for her incisive drawing style, portraiture, landscape-based visual narratives, altered fairy tales, and limited edition wall-paper.
Performer and educator who incorporates puppetry, mask, and movement into his work.
Puppeteer, performer, artist & educator.
Visionary artist and performer. (in development)
A vibrant community-run festival, now in its 21st year.
Sandy's work celebrates the "glorious interconnection of all things, the astounding intricacies of beauty and diversity, and the eternal cycle of birth, death, and birth again."
Freelance illustrator and designer.
Armagh-born painter and printmaker based in Bristol, England.
Soozin is a puppeteer, theater director, visual artist, and spectacle/pageant director. (in development)
Masterful painter based in Co. Cork, Ireland (Uses Koken, not wordpress)
Tara's work is an amalgam of teaching, stilt performance, puppet making, and public art.
Photo, Film, Video
Directory of Photographer and Videopgrapher
John Whitehead, an independent filmmaker whose work ranges from social issue documentaries to humor.
An independent film directed by visionary cinematographer Tim McCusker. (not wordpress)
Nutan has established an unrivaled reputation in photo-journalism. Born in Belgium, he has made the West of Ireland his home, and Irish topography, people and music his life's work since the late 1960's. (zenfolio site)
Parents hoping to adopt
Parents hoping to adopt
The music of flute player Tara (Bingham) Diamond of County Down and fiddler Dermy Diamond of Belfast.
The beloved band from Donegal.
Harkening back to the cabrette and musette traditions of bagpipe and accordion, The Bellows Brothers' reedy, layered sound is at once nostalgic and contemporary.
Traditional Music of land and sea.
An audio-visual recital of Traditional Irish music, song and dance.
The Ears and Eyes of America · dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and dance of the Central Southern US.
Traditional Irish Musicians from Belfast, touring the world since 1990.
Exquisite guitar and singing from the bard of Derry. Design & photos by Lisa Richardson.
Classic American Guitar...
Dublin based fiddle player with the Irish traditional band Mórga, the experimental acoustic trio Slow Moving Clouds. Released debut solo album Fiddle Music in July 2014.
An archive of the music and opinion of Dave “Snaker” Ray, the brilliant American blues singer and guitarist from St. Paul, Minnesota, who passed away in 2002. The goal is to emulate the design and intent of Dave’s original site as much as possible.
Seen Dean? You oughta…
Dermot is a renowned exponent of traditional Donegal fiddle music.
Poet & singer. Intimate interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads, jazz standards and cabaret songs from around the world.
Smoldering vocalist, ace percussionist, international sensation.
Musician, writer, lecturer and researcher on Traditional Irish Music, from County Armagh, Ireland.
The improvisational music family from Minneapolis Minnesota has been making music without benefit of charts or sheet music since 1969.
A soulful and versatile performer for adults as well as children (Mister Jim).
Saxophonist/composer John Devine has delighted audiences for over 30 years.
Trumpeter, pianist, teacher and composer, Jon is one of the most versatile musicians in Minneapolis.
Enthralling singer songwriter based in Montclair, New Jersey
St. Paul's iconic musical statesman, from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Dedicated to cultural music encompassing dance, theater, ensembles, workshops and residencies.
Peruvian guitarist Andrés Prado joins forces with four Minnesota jazz masters: Peter Schimke, piano; Jeff Bailey, bass; Kevin Washington, drums; Pete Whitman, saxophones.
Musician and educator Mark John explores the vibrational qualities of the physical world, highlighting the unique light and tone of the elements.
Accordion master from County Offaly, Ireland who has collected more than 3,000 compositions, including many rare and unusual tunes.
The brilliant pianist and composer from Minneapolis.
Private piano lessons for children and adults, Young Voices class for 3-5 year olds, and Musical Mindfulness, a therapeutic practice.
Performing the weirdest songs from the early days of tin pan alley on the format on which they were first recorded: wax cylinder
Flamenco guitar, tango y mas
A composer and multi-instrumentalist, working in a variety of genres.
An electronic music project influenced by House, Soul, Funk, R&B and New Wave.
Dublin-based band who draw inspiration from Irish and Nordic music traditions. Design by Aki.
Guitarist Tibbetts has recorded 12 albums on ECM, including Natural Causes, Selwa, and Chö.
Traditional Tunes and Songs from Ireland, England, and the US.
Uilleann piper based in the richly-diverse Irish traditional music community of St. Paul.
Based in Uppland, Sweden, “ the band's anciently original compositions can be immensely brooding, stately, fitfully spry or dramatically expansive.” -Washington Post
Dublin-based maker of violins, violas and cellos
To honor and remember our beloved friend, colleague, husband, brother, and son, Ethan Johnson.
To honor the life of Loren Kellen, who left us on October 2, 2009.
The angel of Powderhorn
Celebrating the life of an artist, visionary, and magnificently beautiful soul, Rich Wilson.
Sharing memories and photos of our beloved friend, Sarah Bowman.