New Works now on exhibit by Emerging Artist Grantees

Creators Space, a newly opened arts center in downtown St. Paul, is hosting an exhibit this month of new works created by 11 Minnesota artists with disabilities. The artists received Emerging Artist Grants in 2016-17 from VSA Minnesota, with funding from The Jerome Foundation.

The Emerging Artist Exhibit will be up through September and into October (end date not yet set). An Opening Reception with the artists was held on September 22.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and selected artworks are available for sale. If interested, please email or call 612-332-3888.

Visual artists:
Kristin Dieng, Plymouth — Stained Glass
Sarah Drake, Sauk Rapids — Mixed Media
Ruth Lais, Minneapolis — Mosaics
Samuel Lynn, Brooklyn Center — Ceramic Urns
Luke Lyons, Minneapolis — Ceramics

Multi-media artist:
Becca Cerra, Minneapolis — Dance/Sculpture

Ayesha Adu, Minneapolis — Screenplay writing
Carrie Salberg, White Bear Lake — Creative Non-fiction
Lucas Scheelk, Bremerton, WA — Poetry

Performance artists:
Angelique Lele, Minneapolis — Dance
Joey Schad, St. Paul — Music Performance

Creators Space is at 218 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, 651-340-6736. Parking is available at meters (paid through the Passport App with credit/debit card or at parking kiosks) and at lots (259-275 7th Street E Lot, east of Creators Space, and Jackson 7 Lot on the corner of 7th Street E and Jackson Street). The Metro Mobility drop-off address is 218 E. 7th Street.

For the past 22 years, grants to emerging artists with disabilities have been funded by the Jerome Foundation and administered by VSA Minnesota, whose mission is to create a community where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and access the arts.

The 2019 Emerging Artist Grant deadline is February 1, 2019. New applications will be available shortly. For more information, call 612-332-3888 or email

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