Million Artist Movement

The Million Artist Movement (MAM) is a collective of  Black-Brown-and-Radical Artist Revolutionaries and Activists.

Power Gathering: March 16th & 17th 

Communities Moving Mountains; Exhibiting Seeds

This FREE community event will include artmaking, photography, paintings, graphic arts, and a short film premiere.

This interactive art show will explore resilience and solidarity in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, by celebrating and exploring the seeds of change. Whether it’s cooperative economics, permaculture or building intergenerational relationships; we ask viewers to think about what the seeds of change look like to them and how communities can create the changes they seek.

Courtney Cochran
Den-Zell Gilliard
Mary Richardson
Johnathan Thomas
Precious Wallace

March 16th – Opening Reception
6:00pm- 7:00 Art Making and Interactive Posters
7:00pm- 7:30 Artist Presentation
7:30pm-8:30pm Food and discussion facilitated by youth and adults.
Light dinner will be provided.

March 17th – Family Day
1:00pm- 2:00 Art Making and Interactive Posters
2:00pm-2:30 Artist Presentation
2:30pm-3:30pm Artist Panel and interactive discussion facilitated by youth and adults
Light refreshments will provided.

Onsite arts-based childcare available


Power Gathering: Cloth 12/10/17

Who gets to decide how much we reveal?
Join Million Artist Movement (MAM) and Exposed Brick Theater for an art-filled Power Gathering. This FREE community event will include artmaking, a performance of Cloth by Aamera Siddiqui, and finally snacks and inter-generational post-show discussion.
The schedule is as follows:
1:00pm-1:45pm Making quilt squares and knitting with the The Yarn Mission
2:00pm- 3:30pm A performance of Cloth by Aamera Siddiqu
3:30pm- 4:30pm Food and post-show discussion facilitated by youth and adults
Tickets are FREE, but you must register using this link ahead of time.

Sewing & Sambusas: 10/22/17


Remember our fighting Black Political Prisoners and their daily sacrifices!
Remember our shining Black Freedom Fighters and their legacies!
Remember our Black Warrior Scholars and how their wisdom liberates!
Exploring the contradictions and complexities!

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Examples to generate ideas for your pledge:
Research Daily from Black August Calendar,
Fasting (full day/sun-up/electronic),
Give Up Something/Take Something On,
Commitment to Political Education,
Write to a Political Prisoner/POW,
Physical Commitment,
Community Service,
Black Owned Business,
Sustainable Living,
Diminish Carbon Footprint,
Cooperative Economics,
Extend Kindness,
Ask how to support a Black friend…


Democracy Convention

August 4th @ 2:30-5:15; 125 Blegen Hall U of MN

Family Day Funk Fest

August 13th @ 11am-5pm; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

 June 2017


Northern Spark

June 10 Dusk – June 11 Dawn

Fasika Parking Lot – 510 Snelling Ave. N. St. Paul, MN

For more information, visit Facebook event page.

Juneteenth Library Events

Join us for art-making activities and live performances. Come to witness, build, and share. Certain to be fun, engaging, and insightful.

About Million Artist Movement

Million Artist Movement is global vision and movement that believes in the role of Art in the campaign to dismantle oppressive racist systems against Black, Brown, Indigenous and disenfranchised peoples.

Our mission: Be a network of committed artists and activists that are speaking out as survivors of oppression and a system that dehumanizes the people, particularly Black bodies.

We stand at the nexus of art and politics, using art as an agent to coalesce people, art, and power into change.

Our primary goals: to create art that speaks powerful messages of resistance to oppressive systems and institutions; imagine true justice; and support the liberation of Black people.


  • Stand up against the racist system that seeks to dehumanize our black bodies
  • Rise up and give voice to the victims of oppression
  • Build and witness art that sends a powerful message of resistance
  • Imagine true justice
  • Support the Liberation of Black People
  • Be heard

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