Art

  • The Caldwells: Father-Son Duo Team Up on a Portion of Historic Minneapolis Mural

    August 10, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – When Kenneth Caldwell got tagged on a Facebook post about participating in making a Black Lives Matter mural in North Minneapolis, he jumped at the opportunity. The well-known local artist teamed up with his father, Charles Caldwell, another prolific artist, to create…...
  • Historic Black Lives Matter Mural Painted in Minneapolis

    August 8, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Nearly two months after the brutal police killing of George Floyd, a massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural was painted in North Minneapolis on the street in front of Minnesota’s only Black History Museum. More than a dozen local artists, some with the…...
  • Reclaiming Space in South Africa: I.D Green Camp Gallery

    January 6, 2020
    Durban, South Africa – As polar ice caps melt and forests burn there is much uncertainty about what the future holds for the human race. One organization’s response has been to launch a unique experiment unlike any other. In 2012 a man named Xolani Hlongwa…...
  • The Art of Creating Community: Bedtime Goose and Uproar Performing Arts

    December 27, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Premiering in August 2017 in a cafe courtyard, Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories is a celebration of “the black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQI+ folk and Womxn in the arts scene of Minneapolis.” Dozen of dancers, poets, comedians and musicians have performed at the cabaret…...
  • A Walkthrough of “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island”

    May 6, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – An art exhibition called, “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island,” features sixteen indigenous artists who are highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. The exhibition is located at All My Relations Arts gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on…...
  • 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. The theme of the 27th year was “And…...
  • 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…...