July Newsletter

Face Forward family,

Two cousins meet at Artist Dialogue

Two cousins meet at Artist Dialogue

We certainly started summer off with a bang! The Twin Cities art scene was booming with excitement, Project Earth Music Festival was a huge success, and we officially released the very first Face Forward CD – woop woop! As we head into July we look forward to a variety of unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with even more artists.  A quick reminder that all events are open to the public so keep your eyes and ears opened, dear friends.

Artist Gathering

Artist Gathering12:00-2:00 p.m.
HUGE Theater

This Artist Gathering will serve as a precursor to the Artist Dialogue on July 15th – you will have the opportunity to creatively network with other inspiring artists, participate in focus groups that dig into the artistic process, and even jump on stage to share some of your own work or upcoming shows/projects.

Free and open to the public!

Artist Dialogue

with Ricardo Levins Morales
Tuesday, July 15th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Come learn about Community Art as Medicinal Practice
“‘Medicinal art,’ as I practice it as a visual artist, is rooted in a concept of social and cultural change in which we seek to stimulate the innate capacity of communities to heal themselves.”
Register Here


Face Forward Outing @ Spark-Y

Face Forward members will team up with Spark-Y interns for a day of festivities for Beautifying the Sustainability Movement! There will be painting, mingling, learning, action, and collaboration!

When: Friday, July 25
Where: Spark-Y (4432 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (welcome to stay longer!)

For more information go here


Face Forward discusses Social Identity at Infinitree Media’s Studio

Face Forward at Essential Sessions Studios

July Artist Events

Artist: Katia Cardenas
Date: Tuesday, July 8
Time: 9:00-10:30 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Honey
$5.00 cover charge

Artist: Alma Andina
Date: Saturday, July 12
Time: 6:00 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Nobles County International Festival (Worthington, MN)

Artist: Pavielle French w/ special guest Alderman Tolliver
Date: Wednesday, July 16
Time: Doors open @ 9:30 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Icehouse
$7.00 cover charge; 21+ show

Artist: Katia Cardenas
Date: Friday, July 18
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Butter Bakery

Artist: Daniel Zamzow
Date: Friday, July 18
Time: 9:00 PM
Event: Solo Cello Show
Where: Acadia Cafe

Artist: Daniel Zamzow w/ Molly Dean
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Event: Concert installation*
Where: Harriet Brewing Co.
*part of Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival

Artist: Katia Cardenas w/ TCCAN
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Unity Golden Valley
$10.00 suggested donation

Artist: Katia Cardenas
Date: Monday, July 21
Time: 5:45-7:00 PM
Event: Concert
Where: Midway Stadium

Artist: Daniel Zamzow
Date: Thursday, July 24
Time:8:00 PM
Event: Solo Cello Show
Where: Black Forest Inn

Artist: Alma Andina
Date: Sunday, July 27
Time: 11:00 AM
Event: Yoga Rocks the Park
Where: Father Hennepin Park

Featured Social Enterprise: HUGE Improv Theater

Find out how a local theater’s tiny start has made such a HUGE impact on the arts community

Project Earth: Take Part. Be the Change.

Find out here what sets Project Earth apart from other music festivals and why it’s such a privilege to take part in the experience.

Amanda Leaveck made an “appearance” on the Curious North podcast this month!