Our Partners are nonprofit arts and culture organizations, individual artists, arts-related businesses and other nonprofits using art to further their missions and contribute to the Metro’s vibrancy and economic well-being. We turn to our Partners to help sustain and nurture a community where creativity thrives and enhances the lives of all our citizens.

To view the benefits of being a Partner with us or to apply, click here.

Individual Artist Partners

Scroll our community’s diverse range of creatives working in all art forms and media

alicia underlee nelson headshot

Alicia Underlee Nelson
(freelance writer/photographer)

Andersen Studios/Ken Andersen

Andrea Engebretson, Giraffic Media
(solutions-based design)

Andrew Martinez
(oil, marker, graphite, airbrush)

Andrew Stark
(painting, drawing, ceramics, digital)

Ann Arbor Miller

anna johnson printmaking two spirits

Artends Gallery/Elizabeth Scwankl
(abstract, aluminart, portraits, still life)

Ashley Kunz
(abstract painting)

Brad Bachmeier/Bachmeier Pottery
(ceramic pottery, sculpture, public art)

barbara benda nagle

Barbara Benda Nagle
(educator, drawing, painting, collage)

BiblioTrek/Mark Elton
(illustration, graphic design)

Sing to me in the morning

Birget Pruess
(photography, jewelry)

brownbird handmade lacey hagensen all natural lipbalm

Brown Bird Handmade
(jewelry, handmade, crafts)

carmen bruhn artist

Carmen Bruhn/Bruhn Fine Art

Carol Anne Hough

Carol Kapaun Ratchenski
(healing arts)

catie miller ceramics
The Poetry Reader by Char Marie Flood
Christina Johnson Fargo Film Festival poster

Cold Sweat/Ryan Tetzloff
(hiphop, dj, turntable)

dan francis photography

Dan Francis Photography

Dan Jones Studio

Dan Koeck Photography

David Allen Music

David Clardy

Dennis Krull/5foot20 Design Lounge
(fine art, graphic design, photography, jewelry)

disappear forever band on stage

Emily Vieweg

eric e. johnson printmaking

Fun House Press Studio

blackhole portrait by gina delveccio

Gina DelVecchio
(fine art, illustration)

The artist formerly known as Hideuhs
(street art, illustration, polymer clay, woodwork, collage)

High Hat Portraiture/Kary Janousek
(wet-plate photography, vintage-inspired hats)

Hope Thier Art
(paint, photography)

Ian Johnson
(rock, Americana, alt-country)

Isaiah Johns
(paint, photography)

It’s All Malarkey/Brandi Malarkey
(painting, writing, lampwork, diverse arts)

James Bergman

Jeff Knight/Cereal
(graphic design, logos, branding, illustration, +)

jescia hopper artist

Jescia Hopper/Hopscotch Studios
(painting, drawing, photography)

Jessi Schmit
(illustration, design)

Jessica Vines
(educator, singer, songwriter)

Jon Solinger

Kelli Sinner
(ceramics, print)

lana suomala fiber art

Lana Suomala

Lawi Samuel Munyeshure
(drawing, painting)

lynn fundingsland photography

Lynn Fundingsland

Marcella Rose Fine Art
(oil, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry)

mark holter art

Mark Holter

McCal Joy Studio

Nancy Ness Art
(abstract painting)

nicole gagner haybale painting

Nicole Gagner
(acrylic, oil, paint on wood)

Paul Andre Shields
(producer, track master, musician)

Phyllis Lincoln

raymond rea film density over duration
Bob Schlomann, _Lake Superior_

Riverzen Studio/Kim Jore
(salon, paint)

Sabrina Hornung

Sarah Morrau
(jazz, pop, folk, spiritual)

scott olsen photography

Scott Olsen

Scott Seiler Photography

silver winds quartet

Silver Winds Flute Quartet
(flute, ensemble)

Steve Knutson

Steve Revland

taea made emily brooks

Tim Lamey Studios

Tucker’d Out

malcolm thompson fine art jewelry

Valhalla Silver/J. Malcolm Thompson
(jewelry, printmaking, sculpture)

wander made studio
(crafts, home goods)

Zhimin guan artists

Zhimin Guan Studio
(educator, abstract painting)

Please read this form thoroughly. For questions email communications coordinator Ethan Mickelson at ethan@theartspartnership.net.
  • Include name of business if applicable and identify if you would like to be listed with first and last name included as well - and in what order - (Jeff Knight/Cereal or Cereal/Jeff Knight for example). Keep in mind that a first and last name will also help the public and our staff more easily identify you.
  • Some tips to follow

    This page is a gallery for the public to browse our diverse range of artists. Visually appealing images that illustrate your primary medium are preferred. Logos may make sense for some, while headshots might be relevant for musicians or if no one piece of work accurately portrays your art form. Watermarked images are accepted.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Image dimensions must be 1080 pixels x 1080 pixels (square) with a minimum file size of 100 KB and maximum of 50 MB. If the image currently published is suitable please skip this section. ***We reserve the right to crop and request alternate photos as needed.
  • Facebook or Instagram are acceptable.
  • This is the place to show some diversity if you work with various media. We are open to each unique interpretation (such as "solutions-based design" from Giraffic Media for example) but try to keep this as simple as possible. Separate media with commas and limit to one line of 50 characters.
  • We welcome your feedback! Further development is contingent upon partner involvement so please stay in touch.