We’ve been asking Minnesotans to share their favorite works of art that belong to the state, and why. People can submit images of themselves with their favorite work of art, or put together a short video if they like (preferably under a minute in length). It can be a piece of public art, something in a Minnesota museum, or even a building you think is particularly lovely. Use your imagination! Once we get enough submissions, we’ll look at putting together a map of the state, covered with links to your favorite art. Voila – State of the Arts!

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For many years the city of St. Paul has been the neglected little sister of this festival. “We have theaters, too!” she cries. “Good ones! And within walking distance of each other!” But to no avail – the festival, out of a desire to remain relatively compact (allowing audiences to get from one show to another in less than 30 minutes), has drawn the line at, well, the city line.

But times, they are a changin’. This year you’ll notice the sub-heading for the Minnesota Fringe Festival is “Minneapolis and St. Paul.” That’s because one little venue, Gremlin Theater, lies just over the borderline on University Avenue.

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