North Hennepin Plans for ‘Stages of Equity’ Festival April 28-30
North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park is hosting a three-day fine arts festival. The festival will feature art created by students and community members of color along with live music, food and more.
This is the college’s second annual Stages of Equity event. The festival celebrates the work of BIPOC artists who are both hyperlocal and nationally renowned. Last year’s festivities were limited to online virtual experiences due to COVID-19 restrictions. Students, staff and special guests will come together starting next Thursday to support and promote a variety of art showcases, performances and music created for the festival’s first in person festivities.
“We have Saint Paul Slim who’s doing acrylics and cans, so were going to have a street workshop in our courtyard on Thursday,” says Kathy Hendrickson, dean of the college’s Fine Arts Department. “We’ll also be putting on a play called ‘Everybody’ which is an answer to the play ‘Every Man’ and our students are involved in that.”
The event serves the wider North Hennepin Community College initiative that seeks to address racial equity and inclusivity by diversifying the artistic voices and visions that have been cultivated at the college.
The stages of equity arts festival is free and open to the public April 28-30. Reservations are requested but not required due to a limited capacity. For tickets and more information visit nhccfinearts.org