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MN Original's mission is to make the arts more accessible and to inspire creative expression beyond the broadcast and web.

MN Original has partnered with the Minnesota Humanities Center to create educators' guides for nearly every artist featured on the series.

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Secret Stash Records

Secret Stash Records


Julia Strand – Book Carver

CTC Resident Acting Company

The Children’s Theatre Company’s Resident Acting Company


Bettye Olson – Painter


Colin Johnson – Illustrator

Mattson_Musical Arrangement

Phil Mattson – Vocal Arranger


Jon Reischl – Painter

Run Westy Run_Rock Band

Run Westy Run – Rock Band

Estep_Conceptual Art

Jan Estep – Conceptual Artist


Wayne Potratz – Sculptor


Sun Mee Chomet – Actress and Playwright

Seaberg_Sami Drawings

Kurt Seaberg – Visual Artist (2)