Artists featured at The River Inspires: An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

Because the Mighty Mississippi is a muse for so much creativity and cultural expression, FMR's 2018 "An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River" program celebrated and featured local, acclaimed artists of various media who rely on our Big River as a source of inspiration and rejuvenation, including: 

Jearlyn Steele, vocalist and emcee
Seitu Jones, artist and storyteller (Keynote Sponsor: Andeavor)
Laura Caviani, jazz pianist and composer
Bao Phi, author, poet, and spoken word artist
Gwen Westerman, educator, poet and fiber artist
Sandy Spieler, water lover, artist and activist
Tom Reiter, photographer and documentarian
Mniówe, indigenous Water Bar
Write to the River, compilation of river-inspired prose and poetry 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee SNA, Hastings
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis
Giveback Days all Sept. + visit FMR in-store Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Orvis - Miracle Mile, St. Louis Park
Ole Olson prairie, Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline

Celebrate 30 years of FMR!

For our 30th anniversary, our wish is for you to join us in restoring, protecting and enhancing the Mississippi River.