The arts blast through the Ordway

The arts blast through the Ordway Photo: Casey Ek/ KSTP

April 20, 2019 06:49 PM

From pop and locking to Pavarotti, arts of all sorts made their mark on the Ordway Saturday as the St. Paul theater opened its doors to "Family Arts Blast," a multifaceted event that gave the public hands-on interaction with the arts.

The free event presented by the Ordway, Minnesota Opera, Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, gave people of all ages a chance to make, move and sing alongside those well-versed in each catergory. 


One such expert was Minnesota poet and playwright, Lorena Duarte, who performed a live reading of Mary Casanova's "One Dog Sleigh." Duarte's reading was complimented by a live performance from the Grater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. 

Visitors also got a chance to engage with the tools of the trade in a segment that allowed visitors to dive headfirst into sound effects and costume design for live performances. 

Take a look at our photo gallery below that documents portions of  "Family Arts Blast".

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