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Theater / Spectacle

Art Sled Rally

An annual winter event in Minneapolis.

Banners and Cranks

An annual festival of cantastoria performance by artists and musicians from all over the United States.

BareBones Productions

Creators of theHalloween Extravaganza and various magnificent spectacles.

Chicks on Sticks

The Twin Cities all-female stiltwalking and performance group

In the Heart of the Beast

This essential puppet theater has graced Minneapolis and the world with color and vitality for over 30 years.

Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe

Creating imaginative spectacles using puppets, masks, costumes, dance and music. (in development)

Nightpath Theatre

A theatre laboratory, Nightpath uses the classics as a map to explore the mythology of contemporary America.

Puppet Farm Arts

Teaching the process of transforming waste materials into imaginative art.

Organizations

Ceres Trust

Providing grants that support: research, education, and programs in organic agriculture.

Creative Community Builders

CCB helps communities to identify cultural and creative assets - and to leverage them for community revitalization and change.

Creative Strategic Solutions

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.

Family Enhancement Center

FEC's goal is to prevent child abuse and to promote healing among children who have experienced abuse.

Friends of Alaska CASA

Supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who speak out to help abused and neglected children.

First Presbyterian Church
of Red Wing

A congregation dating to 1855 in Red Wing, Minnesota

Friends of the Finland Community

A nonprofit formed by citizens in Finland, MN to work towards making the community's vision a reality.

Hindu Community Center of Minnesota

"The world is one large family"

League of Women Voters Edina

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.

League of Women Voters Mpls

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

Lydia's Gathering's Mission is to support the training and ordination of Catholic women into the priesthood.

The Natural Farmer

Web Archive of the newspaper of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

ORCA

Organic Retail & Consumer Alliance

Powderhorn Empty Bowls

A community-building event with a mission to make art, provide sustenance and promote the common good.

Save-Bees.org

Petition site to request an immediate moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

St. Joan's International Alliance

An NGO working for Women's Equality in Church, State, and Society since 1911.

Tabor Lake Association

Providing information and education on maintaining the quality of the Tabor Lake, Wisconsin area and its wildlife.

Services / Retail

Esch Consulting

Improving safety and productivity through communication and awareness

Global Village

Purveyors of good vibrations from around the world. Duluth, MN

Harmony Tree Works

Michael Kosowski, your local, ISA certified arborist in Minneapolis

Interiors for All

A non-intimidating approach to home staging and rearranging.

Linden Leadership

Partnering with businesses to establish high performance cultures, leaders, teams and individuals.

Northfield Creative Partners

Providing comprehensive communication and marketing campaigns across the full range of communication channels.

Onila Farm

An 8 acre organic Kona Coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Organic Farming Works

Atina & Martin Diffley's consulting business, educating farmers and consumers.

Welch Wallcovering

Serving Minnesota's North Shore for over 20 years.

Wild Bee Company

Pesticide free removal of honeybees and other stinging insects in the Seattle area.

Authors / Books

Adventures of Nalah

Books for children about a rambunctious little girl, Nalah, by Anne Sawyer-Aitch.

Atina Diffley

Author, Educator, Organic Consultant

Ben Lennon - The Tailor's Twist

A book honoring the legendary Ben Lennon, a fiddle master from Country Leitrim, Ireland.

Companion to Irish
Traditional Music

This book is the ultimate reference for all players, devotees and students of Irish Traditional Music.

Dorothy Sauber

Writer, artist, teacher, mother, and citizen. Sharing information and making available some of the products of her creativity.

Evelyn Conlon

Monaghan-born and Dublin-based Irish novelist and short story writer.

Nancy Bo Flood

An author and educator, Bo has lived in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation Reservation.

Roger Blobaum

"One of the 25 individuals who have done the most to develop organic agriculture in the US".

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime

Promoting the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.

Whinstone Publishing

Dublin based. Books on music.

FOOD / Dining

Asase Yaa

Providing exquisite global foods for festivals and catered events.

City Food Studio

Shared-use commercial kitchen for Twin Cities culinary entrepreneurs to craft and sell their goods from a certified food-safe facility.

Commonplace

Remembering St. Paul's iconic mid-70s vegetarian collective restaurant.

The Curry DIva

Catering by Heather Jansz, bringing the fresh, exotic flavors of Sri Lanka to Minnesotans.

The Dubliner Pub

St. Paul's home for Irish Music & Dance since 1983. Photos by Aaron Branum.

HEALTH / Fitness

Core Pilates Studio

A pilates and Yoga center in St. Paul.

Gretchen Trains

Personal Training by Gretchen Harris.

Joe Welch SFQ

Certified Level 1 & 2 Spring Forest Qigong instructor in Minneapolis.

Kochikara Healing Arts

Somatic Massage, Bodywork, and Movement Therapy by Malia Burkhart.

Laurel Yoga Studio

Yoga studio located in the Merriam Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Design by Karin Preus.

Sarah Wilson Acupunture

Acupuncture, Moxa, Acupressure, and Wellness Counseling, since 1991

Soma Ventures

Jean Fraser offers movement-based classes and programs that tame stress, dissolve anxiety, and provide empowerment, peace, and hope.

Education

Hinduism Resource

A free teaching curriculum dedicated to educating students of all ages on the principles of Hinduism.

Art

Andrea Deimel

Paintings and prints that are alive with color, pattern, liveliness and energy.

Anne Sawyer-Aitch

Artist, Author, Puppeteer

Bart Buch

Puppet artist, poet, and teacher.

Bee Swell!

Art by Nora Wildgen,promoting awareness of the problems our pollinators are facing today. Design by Karin Preus.

Brenna Busse

Using materials as metaphor; Brenna shares her celebration of the beauty of nature, faith in possibility and the sacred quality of daily life…

Cecilia Schiller

Innovative Sclupture, Woodcarving, and Design

Christopher Lutter

Chris is a designer, inventor, theater-maker and community educator. (Uses Koken, not wordpress)

Elizabeth Garvey

An artist who combines found objects with natural materials into mixed media assemblages that explore relationships between work, nature, and self.

Emily Richardson

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.

JAO

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.

Julian McFaul

Sculptor, actor and teacher, conducting creative workshops for kids of all ages that focus on creating places for imaginative play.

Kat Corrigan

Prolific Minneapolis artist painting in an expressionistic, realistic manner.

Leslie Rubman

Creating abstract assemblages built on the ruins of the recent and remote past.

Liz Welch & Nick Lethert

One of our favorite sites. You'll want to bookmark this one. (Transitioning to Wordpress when we get a chance!)

Malia Burkhart

Malia Burkhart is a Multidisciplinary Performance Artist, Environmental Activist, Global SomaticsTM and Herbal Medicine practitioner, Singer-Songwriter, and Arts-Educator.

Mary Esch

Mary is known for her incisive drawing style, portraiture, landscape-based visual narratives, altered fairy tales, and limited edition wall-paper.

Masanari Kawahara

Performer and educator who incorporates puppetry, mask, and movement into his work.

Margo McCreary

Puppeteer, performer, artist & educator.

Munir Kahar

Visionary artist and performer. (in development)

Powderhorn Art Fair

A vibrant community-run festival, now in its 21st year.

Sandy Spieler

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."

Shari Albers

Freelance illustrator and designer.

Sheena Vallely

Armagh-born painter and printmaker based in Bristol, England.

Soozin Hirschmugl

Soozin is a puppeteer, theater director, visual artist, and spectacle/pageant director. (in development)

Tadhg McSweeney

Masterful painter based in Co. Cork, Ireland (Uses Koken, not wordpress)

Tara Fahey

Tara's work is an amalgam of teaching, stilt performance, puppet making, and public art.

Photo, Film, Video

Bill Nelson

Directory of Photographer and Videopgrapher

Fretless Films

John Whitehead, an independent filmmaker whose work ranges from social issue documentaries to humor.

The Last Word

An independent film directed by visionary cinematographer Tim McCusker. (not wordpress)

Nutan

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)

Personal

Sarah and Mike Adopt

Parents hoping to adopt

Claire and Maria

Parents hoping to adopt

Music

3 Scones

The music of flute player Tara (Bingham) Diamond of County Down and fiddler Dermy Diamond of Belfast.

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Mind-bending multi-instrumentalist.

Altan

The beloved band from Donegal.

Bellows Brothers

Harkening back to the cabrette and musette traditions of bagpipe and accordion, The Bellows Brothers' reedy, layered sound is at once nostalgic and contemporary.

Bob Walser

Traditional Music of land and sea.

The Compánach Concert

An audio-visual recital of Traditional Irish music, song and dance.

The Corn Potato String Band

The Ears and Eyes of America · dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and dance of the Central Southern US.

Craobh Rua

Traditional Irish Musicians from Belfast, touring the world since 1990.

Dáithí Sproule

Exquisite guitar and singing from the bard of Derry. Design & photos by Lisa Richardson.

Dakota Dave Hull

Classic American Guitar...

Danny Diamond

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.

Dave Ray

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.

Dean Magraw

Seen Dean? You oughta…

Dermot McLaughlin

Dermot is a renowned exponent of traditional Donegal fiddle music.

Diane Jarvi

Poet & singer. Intimate interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads, jazz standards and cabaret songs from around the world.

Estaire Godinez

Smoldering vocalist, ace percussionist, international sensation.

Fintan Vallely

Musician, writer, lecturer and researcher on Traditional Irish Music, from County Armagh, Ireland.

Frank Noise & The Logs of Wood

The improvisational music family from Minneapolis Minnesota has been making music without benefit of charts or sheet music since 1969.

James Schattauer

A soulful and versatile performer for adults as well as children (Mister Jim).

John Devine

Saxophonist/composer John Devine has delighted audiences for over 30 years.

Jon Pemberton

Trumpeter, pianist, teacher and composer, Jon is one of the most versatile musicians in Minneapolis.

Lily Vakili

Enthralling singer songwriter based in Montclair, New Jersey

Martin McHugh

St. Paul's iconic musical statesman, from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

mick laBriola

Dedicated to cultural music encompassing dance, theater, ensembles, workshops and residencies.

Mississippi

Peruvian guitarist Andrés Prado joins forces with four Minnesota jazz masters: Peter Schimke, piano; Jeff Bailey, bass; Kevin Washington, drums; Pete Whitman, saxophones.

Music of the Periodic Table

Musician and educator Mark John explores the vibrational qualities of the physical world, highlighting the unique light and tone of the elements.

Paddy O'Brien

Accordion master from County Offaly, Ireland who has collected more than 3,000 compositions, including many rare and unusual tunes.

Peter Schimke

The brilliant pianist and composer from Minneapolis.

The Piano Lab in Seward

Private piano lessons for children and adults, Young Voices class for 3-5 year olds, and Musical Mindfulness, a therapeutic practice.

Roochie Toochie and the
Ragtime Shepherd Kings

Performing the weirdest songs from the early days of tin pan alley on the format on which they were first recorded: wax cylinder

Scott Mateo Davies

Flamenco guitar, tango y mas

Sean Egan

A composer and multi-instrumentalist, working in a variety of genres.

Sky Doll

An electronic music project influenced by House, Soul, Funk, R&B and New Wave.

Slow Moving Clouds

Dublin-based band who draw inspiration from Irish and Nordic music traditions. Design by Aki.

Steve Tibbetts

Guitarist Tibbetts has recorded 12 albums on ECM, including Natural Causes, Selwa, and Chö.

Todd Menton

Traditional Tunes and Songs from Ireland, England, and the US.

Tom Klein

Uilleann piper based in the richly-diverse Irish traditional music community of St. Paul.

Väsen

Based in Uppland, Sweden, “ the band's anciently original compositions can be immensely brooding, stately, fitfully spry or dramatically expansive.” -Washington Post

Youenn Bothorel

Dublin-based maker of violins, violas and cellos

Memorials

Ethan Johnson

To honor and remember our beloved friend, colleague, husband, brother, and son, Ethan Johnson.

Loren Kellen

To honor the life of Loren Kellen, who left us on October 2, 2009.

Jim Koplin

The angel of Powderhorn

Richard Ashcraft Wilson

Celebrating the life of an artist, visionary, and magnificently beautiful soul, Rich Wilson.

Sarah Bowman

Sharing memories and photos of our beloved friend, Sarah Bowman.