May 24 2023
Frozen lakes dotted with ice fishing shanties are a familiar sight during Midwest winters. In 2004, two Minnesota artists decided to use the milieu as a jumping-off point for creativity...
May 22 2023
Artist Jill Wells’ murals transform ordinary buildings, uplifting Black culture.
May 15 2023
Aaron Foley’s novel, “Boys Come First,” will be made into a TV series by Amazon Studios. It’s a win for indie authors, the Black LGBTQIA+ community and the Midwest at...
May 4 2023
In Indigenous culture, the arts aren’t mere entertainment but a vital practice grounded in community. Those arts include hoop dancing, a form of storytelling through movement. Starr Chief Eagle is...
May 2 2023
Central Ohio is home to a thriving community of zine makers, zine libraries and zine festivals—proof that, even with the advent of technology, this beloved analog medium is here to...
April 18 2023
People with developmental differences lead the way at this joy-fueled, accessibility-centered arts studio in Athens, Ohio.
April 11 2023
If we told you there’s a farm where calving, cheese-making, watercolor painting, and singing (to cows) converge, would you believe us?
April 4 2023
From a 138-year-old historic church to a vacant tube manufacturing building, these projects across the Midwest are staking out space for creativity to shine.
February 28 2023
Rejecting the erasure of Arab culture and artistry, these Midwestern organizations implore artists they work with to come as their full selves.
February 13 2023
They wanted to create spaces for their communities to gather. So, instead of waiting for someone else, they decided to build it themselves.