What is Art in the Hollow?
Art in the Hollow (AITH) is a multidisciplinary arts festival run primarily by artists and entirely by community members. Established in 2010 by members of Friends of Swede Hollow (FOSH), AITH has since encouraged visitors to discover the natural amenities while engaging with local artists, small businesses, and the diverse cultures of the East Side. When possible, AITH brings artists into festival leadership positions who have experience overcoming barriers of language, economics, disabilities, and culture.
Friends of Swede Hollow
Friends of Swede Hollow (FOSH) formed in 1994 when a number of interested neighbors from both sides of Swede Hollow came together to discuss our common goals, deep affection for and commitment to the park, as well as our dreams, ideas, concerns, and the history of Swede Hollow. Other dedicated Swede Hollow supporters have joined the group since then.
Many members of FOSH have been involved in Swede Hollow since the early 1970s when Swede Hollow Park was in the early stages of development as members of the Swede Hollow Task Force. The driving forces were Olivia Dodge, President of the Saint Paul Garden Club at the time, other garden club members, East Side residents, and Saint Paul Parks Department staff. Art in the Hollow started out as a project of FOSH.
FOSH has monthly meetings to plan and orchestrate a number of clean ups and work days in the park.
Other projects include:
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The AITH Team
Karin DuPaul, Co-Director and Artist Liaison
Benjamin Mason, Co-Director for Communications
Elizabeth Wakefield, Co-Director for Business
Kelsey King, Design Director
David Oberpriller, Graphic Designer
L'Andrae Bradley, Merchandiser
Our partner in supporting and organizing the central stage performances!
Our partner in supporting the south stage performances, providing mobility access, and much more!
Saint Paul Brewing
Shout out to Saint Paul Brewing for working with us to give AITH extra parking, a secret entrance to the park, and being an enthusiastic supporter of the festival!
Art@ 967 Payne
Shout out to Art@967 for continually working with AITH to support the festival!