Art & Programs
Art Lab offers hands-on multidisciplinary activities, including painting, improv, movement, art therapy, open mic nights, and beading, in dedicated spaces. These activities help new participants connect, provide outreach for partnerships and collaborations, and build relationships.
The Recording Studio allows youth to record their own music for free while learning about the engineering side of music making and improving their performance and songwriting skills. It’s also the home of KKCs youth-led podcast, 4TheKulture!
The Artists-In-Residence program offers long-term, intensive residencies with multidisciplinary teaching artists. Participants learn from expert artists while building community and experiencing new artistic mediums.
Art in Housing
Art in Housing removes barriers to arts access by delivering programming to youth where they are, including shelters, housing sites, and public art events.
5-10: The Outside Vibe
Art View provides young people with the opportunity to view arts and cultural events in various Twin Cities’ galleries, museums, theatres, and other performance spaces, allowing them to view thought-provoking work and build vocabulary to connect with visiting artists.
Meet Our Teaching Artist's
Shavon is a certified nurse, sought after her soul mission expanding a journey of personal experiences with healing, spirituality & self-worth into the community. As a spiritual coach, she doesn’t solve problems; she empowers self-mastery! Planting seeds around the world that encourage & empower others to connect within the depth of their own truth, creativity & joy. Through creativity, meditation & compassion for your Higher Self as well as the greatest good of others, you will gain & learn to apply universal tools/resources that master your BE-ing. Connecting with Shavon Danea, young adults aged 17-25 become accountable & commit to aligning with purpose, creating vision, illuminating their voice, leading with spirit & act in faith. Living a prosperous life as ALL IS MIND when you Own Your S.H.I.F.T!
"I am not a black artist, I am an artist." ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat
Meyer Warren is the man. St. Paul Slim is the Emcee. The W8 On Empty Space is the visual artist. In the tradition of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Meyer is his own artistic invention. As St Paul Slim, Meyer has created a legacy of remarkable lyrical prowess with his resounding voice. He speaks for the streets, he speaks for the people, and he speaks power. His journey began as a member of the duo, Guardians of Balance, and through the years has found him rhyming with the likes of Prof and Atmosphere. Hosting Sound Set alongside Sway Calloway (2015) and music placement in movies and television programming. He has released 4 studio albums 1 EP and 2 Mixtapes and shared stages with the likes of many international artists such as MC Lyte, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-1, Slum village & Wu Tang, Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica and much more.
While his commitment to music hasn’t wavered, his visual artistic talents have evolved into 'The W8 On Empty Space'. In the past 8 years since Slim has gone public as a visual artist he has had 9 + solo art exhibits, has been a featured artist in multiple Hennepin Theater Trust, 'Made Here MN' series' and has a permanent installation at The Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also been published in the St Paul Almanac and was the first street artist to hang visual art and exhibit at the state capital in the Attorney General's office. Meyer is currently working on various music and visual art projects as he is always creating and inspiring others to do the same.