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Our Partners

Parcel Arts brings high-quality art making experiences to over 200 sites around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Here are some of our current partners: Anoka County LibrariesCarver County LibrariesCity of MinneapolisDakota County LibrariesDouglas County LibrariesEden Prairie Community EducationHopkins Community EducationRamsey County LibrariesScott County LibrariesWashington County Libraries

Welcome 2022!

I’m not sure how we got here, but here we are! 2021 was a total whirlwind on all accounts. It’s hard for me to recall exactly what happened and when, but for Parcel Arts it was a phenomenal year! We started numerous new partnerships, met so many incredible students, and created spectacular artwork. We are fortunate to have developed so many new relationships over the love of art. We were flattered to see return students who seek out our classes. In the coming year, we look forward to finding ways to bring you more classes. We even have a few …

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Class Highlight: Art of Indigo Dye

Did you know naturally occurring blue is extremely rare? I know you’re probably thinking the sky is blue, water is blue, but nope… blue eyes aren’t actually blue either. Even though 40% of people consider blue their favorite color, most of the blues we admire around us are just physics playing tricks on us. If you don’t believe me, check out this lecture that Art Historian, James Fox, gave at Minneapolis Institute of Art. (It’s phenomenal and well worth watching!) So with blue being so naturally rare, when indigo was synthesized it became highly sought after. (You can guess how …

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