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ArtBuddies...Photo-Doug Knutson
Chantrelle, age 9, and her buddy Emily Forbes get ready for the parade
Photo-Doug Knutson

Art Buddies pairs creative mentors with inner-city kids.

We believe in the power of creativity and one-on-one attention to change children’s lives.

Art Buddies, a program of the nonprofit Creatives for Causes, pairs creative mentors with kids from low-income families at elementary schools in Minneapolis. Our mentors come from all sorts of creative fields.

We help children discover their creative gifts, believe in themselves and dream of a brighter future. We help them create something fanciful, unique and more ambitious than they may have ever imagined, then celebrate their achievement in an exciting parade.

The kids feel joy and pride in their success, and we love helping them succeed!

Visit our pages, follow us, and read more on our Buddy Blog.



ArtBuddies...Photo-Mike Krieter "Art Buddies is cool 'cause you get your own person." DeShaun, age 10 Photo-Mike Krieter
ArtBuddies...Photo-Doug Knutson Designer Leslie McDougall with Ana, the "Queen of Sweets" Photo-Doug Knutson

Art Buddies is a program of Creatives for Causes, a Minneapolis charitable organization founded in 1994.
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