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ArtBuddies...Photos-Dan Marshall
Interior designer Brooke Voss tickles her buddy Salma, the "Princess of Peace"
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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!

Read more about us, watch our video or join our list.



ArtBuddies...Photo-William Clark "Art Buddies is one of the best things that ever happened to me!" Shanna, age 8 Photo-William Clark
ArtBuddies...Photo-Dan Marshall "I never feel like Art Buddies is a duty. When I'm here, I just have a blast." Dave Koehler, Designer Photo-Dan Marshall

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