KKC honored with a first annual MRAC Arts Achievement award!


In July we will kick off our summer AIR programs with two exciting projects!

JULY: Art on wheels: Artcar artist Jan Elftmann & Full Cycle
Elftmann will work with youth to create a fleet of unique individualized art-bikes. Youth will learn how to assemble functioning bikes from assorted used parts, how to use hand tools, and how to use a plasma cutter to create intricate designs in sheet metal which will be welded to steel bike frames. KKC will participate in a public ArtCar parade on July 25, 2009. For “Art On Wheels”, KKC will renew a partnership with Full cycle, a bike program run by Pillsbury United Communities and developed by the Red Cross as a free bike program which helps homeless and street dependent youth age 23 and under learn how to build and maintain their own free bike.

AUGUST: Home Is Where You Make It: photographer Lauri Lyons & poet/spoken word artist Tish Jones
The intention of the ‘Home is Where You Make It’ project is to increase public awareness and recognition of the homeless youth population within the Twin Cities. Members of Kulture Klub will shoot black and white portraits. The portraits will then be digitally enlarged and mounted onto cardboard to be assembled by the teens into ‘houses’ on the street. Six individual house structures will be installed in various public locations in the Twin Cities. We are negotiating a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Walker Art Center Teen Programs.

* Lyons will give a free public lecture at the Walker Art Center about this project.