Janice Essick has been creating art at Interact since 2005 and has built an extensive portfolio! See some of her pieces and learn about the inspiration behind them in this…
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When COVID closed our doors, Interact’s 100+ artists kept the creative spirit alive with over fifty virtual art-making workshops each week.
We connected with new artists with disabilities from all over the state. We reached arts patrons as far away as Montreal and London. And we premiered Zoomtopia, our first-ever virtual theater event.
We could never have accomplished all this without your help and support!
For twenty-six years, Interact’s mission to “create art that challenges perceptions of disability” has transformed lives. We officially opened our new gallery space, we’ve launched a literary arts journal, and we’re creating an all-new theater event for 2022.
The artists and staff are so excited to be back in our space with their community of fellow creatives. Their pent up creative juices are flowing and the place is buzzing with ideas and dreams of a wonderful year to come !
Your support has made it all possible! And we’re inviting you to support us now as we create a new future.
Your friendship and support means the world to Interact!
Thank You! And Happy Holidays!
In October we celebrated our 26th anniversary and it was an overwhelming success! We were all masked and vaxxed. The night highlighted Blockbuster names like Kevin Kling, Robert Robertson, Ivory Doublette, and Sheridan Zuther along with our wonderful artists. The evening was hosted by Emcee Chadwick “Niles” Phillips and the sounds of Ryan Bynum’s Good Vibes band. The Nicollet Island Pavilion was a beautiful venue, and the performances were stellar. Thank you to everyone who came!
Click the link below for all the event photos.
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Who We Are & What We Do
Interact Center creates art that challenges perceptions of disability. We create art in a spirit of radical inclusion that inspires others to explore the full spectrum of human potential.
How You Can Support
We push the boundaries of traditional art forms by including the unique perceptions of our artists.
Shop our unique collection of original artwork.
Interact Theater produces original, fully staged theater productions each year. Interact’s ensemble of 40+ actors with disabilities sustains rigorous professional standards and encourages personal autonomy while exploring ideas through the lens of the entire spectrum of disability labels.
Interact’s Visual Arts studio serves 70+ artists working across all fine art disciplines. Our artists practice both independently and collaboratively with fellow artists, staff, and the broader artist community. We are committed to upholding artistic equity and individual exploration.
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