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Engage our community

creating art that transforms the neighborhood

Provide youth with skills

support and experience to be strong and compassionate leaders

Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts

The Spanish word for “seed” is “Semilla”.

Over the past 11 years, Semilla has taught over 2,300 people to create mosaics, murals, writing, photography, and drama, and installed 23 murals and over 50 artistic place makers in the Phillips community and greater Minneapolis.

OUR FEATURED PROGRAMS

Mosaic, murals, writing, photography, greening and gardening
Silas Leasman
Youth Development
FREE
Patrick Cabello Hansel
Creative Writing Program
FREE
Various
Mosaic Program
FREE

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CORE VALUES

Beauty, Justice, Radical Hospitality, Peace
Arts
Goal:

Engage the community in creating art that transforms their neighborhood.

Youth Development
Goal:

Equip youth with the skills, knowledge, and hope they need to be strong and compassionate community leaders.

Greening/Health
Goal:

Foster a community of support for personal healing and physical, mental, spiritual and neighborhood well-being.

GALLERY

Photography Class

OUR DEDICATED TEACHERS

& Artists in Residence
Patrick Cabello Hansel
Creative Writing Program

Alumni of the Loft’s Mentor Series, and have a great deal of teaching experience

Silas Leasman
Youth Enrichment Program

Silas is an experimental gardener and writer who lives in South Minneapolis

Kara Williams-Zenith
Artists in Residence

Kara Zenith, a Semilla taught mosaic artist, is a devoted collaborator and assistant.

Luisa Cabello Hansel
Artists in Residence

A native of Chile, an ordained pastor, mosaic artist and the artistic director of Semilla

Latest Posts

From our blog
30 Jul
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Bearing Fruit
The Blossoming of a Young Leader The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts at St. Paul’s invests in youth from an early ...
08 Jul
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Seeds are growing! Summer rolls on!
Our corn was more than knee high by the 4th of July, and the tomatoes and chiles and beans are doing great as well! With all ...
06 Jun
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Day Camp is coming!
¡PROGRAMA PARA NIÑOS! Semilla and St. Paul’s Lutheran’s annual summer day camp for children 3 to 11 is June 10-14.  The theme ...
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