Hello, New Subscribers!
Welcome to our weekly update on all things Upstream Arts. Be sure to visit our website to learn more about our arts programming for people with disabilities at every stage of life, plus public events and opportunities.

Dear Friend,
Don't miss these opportunities to come together in celebration:    
  • The Art of Me performance with Valley Friendship Club, happening tomorrow, August 16

  • Art at the Heart, a Thrivent Community - West End benefit for Upstream Arts on Sept. 19,

  • We're also sharing our gratitude and rolling out some changes with our newsletter!
With abundant thanks for all that you do!
Julie, Matt, Bree, and everyone at Upstream Arts
The Art of Me performance with VFC - August 16
This Thursday, come see the incredible creativity and expression of members of the Valley Friendship Club! After 12 intensive classes and rehearsals over the last few months, VFC is ready to dazzle you with their performance, created in collaboration with Upstream Arts.

FREE and open to the public. August 16 at 6:30pm at Oak-Land Middle School.     
Art at the Heart, a Thrivent Community benefit - September 19 
Celebrate with our community at Surly Brewing for an evening of great food, drinks and friends! On September 19, Thrivent Community West-End is hosting a benefit in support of Upstream Arts. Drop in as you like from 5:30-8:00pm, with a short program at 7:00pm.
FREE, but RSVP required. Register today for this family-friendly event.
Newsletter changes ahead!
We get it, you're busy! Sometimes a month-full of news is too much to read in just one sitting. Starting in September, we're switching to much shorter, weekly emails. More relevant, more timely, and more readable!
We're especially excited to share with you more poems, paintings and stories directly from programs. 
Gratitude & The Work Ahead
Thank you for committing to a more inclusive world! 
Extra thanks to the amazing community of supporters who invested since our last update.
In order to complete our fall season packed full of programming, we must close $27,783 of our funding gap before December 31, 2018.
You can make a difference:   
Support our programs in over 40 classrooms this fall!
Click here to make a contribution online.

You can also call (612) 331-4584 to donate by phone or mail a check to Upstream Arts, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Together, we are moving upstream. Thanks for all that you do!
A Participant and Teaching Artist work on a collaboartive painting. A multi-colored collaborative painting from an Upstream Arts program. A Teaching Artist raises his arms to demonstrate a moving statue activity.
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