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Summer 2021 "We MUST Breathe" Circus & Arts Pop Ups are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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We are honored to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual FREE Summer We MUST Breathe Circus & Arts Pop Ups in Minneapolis for 2021 & our First Summer of Creative Networking.

Important Attendance Considerations for Events:

  • All Activities are OUTDOORS, be sure to check the weather and plan accordingly 

    • This also means Events could be cancelled due to weather or social climate​

  • Partake in space to laugh, commune, and radiate joy

  • Bring a blanket or mat to sit and enjoy the activities and performances

  • You can bring your own snacks and Non-Alcoholic Drinks, however spend a few minutes cleaning up behind yourself/your group

  • Maintain physical distance between your groups and any other groups at the event

  • Wear a face covering throughout until the mask ordinance of the state of Minnesota and city of Minneapolis has been lifted

  • No Weapons Allowed Ever

We plan to feature artistry in Aerial Arts, Stilt walking, Balloon making, bubbles, painting artists, and perhaps an occasional live DJ, vocalist or storyteller


Check out Photos in the gallery above from two of the pop ups from last summer!

If you can make an investment in Vivid Black Paint by becoming a sponsor of our Pop Ups or by becoming a Monthly donor. 

Use the links below!

Opportunities to Take Aerial Arts Classes, Click here: Take Class

Sponsor of a B+POC's Aerial Experience, Click here: Become a Sponsor

Upcoming Events

  • Summer 2021 Creative Networking: Vivid Nights!
    Sat, Aug 14
    The Circus Paint Clubhouse
    Aug 14, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Circus Paint Clubhouse, 3415 Newton Ave N Minneapolis MN 55412
    Come together and do a bit of Networking. Enjoy the VividBlackPaint Showcase w/Peers. Hopefully meet someone new, perhaps a Future Collaborator! All Creative Networking will take place Outdoors and we will practice mask wearing & appropriate social distancing. Capacity is limited.
  • We Must Breathe Minneapolis August 28th for VIRTUAL VividBlackPaint!
    Aug 28, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Virtual Pop Up | Link To Come!
    We continue to want to remind our community that We MUST Breathe and find moments of passion, joy and community. We want to celebrate life and uplift our community through these Pop Up Circus & Arts Events throughout the summer for the 2nd Year in a Row.