Art

  • Three MMIW events in Minneapolis Demand Justice

    March 3, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Our journalists documented a series of events that are part of a push for justice for “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys, LGBQI, Two Spirit and Transgender Relatives” in Minnesota. 2019 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Event from Unicorn Riot on…...
  • Sharing Black History One Story at a Time: Festival Reaches 27 Years

    January 15, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) finished its 27th year of showcasing Black master storytellers from around the United States with a weekend of free events for the “Signifyin’ & Testifyin’” festival in late 2018. Vusumuzi Zulu, the director of the Black Master…...
  • Books Banned in U.S. Prisons Featured at Minneapolis Art Festival

    June 25, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – This year’s Northern Spark art festival featured an exhibit which displayed a collection of books banned in prisons across the United States, called the Section of Disapproved Books. According to PrisonPolicy.org, there are roughly “2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Creativity Shines at Icy Art Sled Rally

    February 9, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 27, 2018, Unicorn Riot was back covering the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park for our third straight year. In frigid temperatures, decorative and amazingly creative sleds (including a Unicorn sled this year) whipped down an icy…...
  • Sleds Plunge Down Powderhorn Ice Gauntlet at Community Art Spectacle

    January 28, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 28th, 2017, Unicorn Riot had the opportunity to cover the 2017 Art Sled in Powderhorn Park. Art Sled was held by  “South Sixteenth High Jinks”, a group made up of Powderhorn residents and artists. They hope to create public events…...
  • Black Storytellers Alliance Celebrates its 25th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival

    September 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – For more than two decades the Black Storytellers Alliance has celebrated the art of storytelling through festivals in and around the Twin Cities. During the weekend of September 22-24 the 25th annual Black Master Storytelling Festival took place. Held over three nights…...
  • Minneapolis Celebrates MayDay w/ Massive Community Festival

    May 3, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Southside Minneapolis plays host to one of the largest MayDay celebrations in the United States of America. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, for the 42nd time, the Heart of the Beast Theater organized a parade and ceremony “to bring people together for…...
  • Ninth Annual Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis

    January 30, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Today, an unusually warm and rainy Saturday in late January, South Minneapolis’s own Powderhorn Park hosted hundreds of community members who both participated in and watched the 9th Annual Art Sled Rally. Hilarity ensued. Ninth Annual Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis…...
  • Solecast 18 w/ Mike Eagle

    December 4, 2015
    Subscribe to the Solecast here. An interview with LA experimental rap artist; Mike Eagle. A wide ranging conversation on the artistic process, work, race, indie hip-hop, the rise of fascism in the states, widespread ignorance as a virtue,…...