Lighting up for Peace

We were blessed by so many artists at our September 21 celebration of International Peace Day: lantern makers, musicians, projection artists, youth photographers, puppeteers and chalk artists.  But perhaps the biggest artist of all was Light itself.  What is it about light shining in the darkness that so stirs our souls?

We walked through the streets of Phillips with lanterns we had made in our workshops.  We stopped at places the community had identified as needing peace.  We sang. We walked in silence.  We hoped.

And then we saw the 114-year old face of old St. Paul’s lit up like she never has been!  Photos of our neighbors taken by our youth, street scenes and rivers of light and color, all accompanied by wonderful music and wonder itself.  Oh yes, we are going to do this again!

So many people to thank: St. Paul’s council, staff and volunteers, Edina Community Lutheran, artists Nolan Morise, Peter Breen, Thomas Strommen, Crystal Mysalek, Bart Buch, and all who came to walk and sing and dance in the Light!


Save these dates!

November 24: Community Recognition Sunday, with St. Paul’s Lutheran.  We thank our partners in the community who have worked with us on beauty, justice and hospitality throughout the year.  We will dedicate our newly remodeled studio!

May 15, 2020 (Yes, Leap Year, Election Year, Olympic Year!):  Semilla Splash!  Art show, silent auction, live music, ¡y más!


Give to the Max Day!

Thursday, November 14. Look for updates about programs and incentives on our page Give to the Max

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