Monday, January 28, 2013

New Members to the Ordway Education Team!

Welcome Mike Fox!     

Mike Fox, Education Intern
Mike Fox is currently a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. With graduation just on the horizon, he is able to complement his final academic efforts with an internship in the Ordway’s Education Department. Mike is looking forward to helping out with the upcoming Flint Hills International Children’s Festival as well as the other highly anticipated Ordway school performances. 

Welcome Christie Roberts!

Christie Roberts, ARTwalk Curator
Hi, I’m Christie Roberts, the ARTwalk Curator. I am excited to see all of the art that is sent in this year, as I heard last year there were over 600 submissions! I grew up in St. Michael, Minnesota, with my parents, two siblings, and our dog Fraser. Growing up, I always loved to make art and work on craft projects. I went to college at Bethel University and received a double major in Studio Art and Anthropology. At Bethel, I got to work with the University’s permanent art collection, deciding where to hang different art pieces, cataloging work, and researching and writing about the artists. I’ve also worked at a gallery in Northeast Minneapolis called Altered Esthetics, where I got to meet artists, jury art shows, and hang up lots of artwork. Working with art and artists is one of my favorite things to do.

On the side, I work part time at a place called the Mathnasium, where I tutor kids who are having trouble with math. I also volunteer some of my time helping adults learn basic computer skills (like copying and pasting, setting up an email address, or learning Microsoft Word). I love to read, go to art museums, bike, and make handmade books. I’m also around the Ordway a lot, helping prepare for the ARTwalk this spring. Don’t forget to turn in your submissions in February, and tell your friends to submit work too!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Calling All Student Artists for the 2013 Clear Channel Outdoor ARTwalk presented by the Ordway!

Calling All Student Artists for the 2013 Clear Channel Outdoor ARTwalk presented by the Ordway!

The ARTwalk is a unique opportunity for individuals, schools and community organizations to highlight the visual arts achievements of young people. As part of the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, the ARTwalk celebrates young artists’ creativity from across the region. Over 600 submissions from around the region were featured last year.

Because the ARTwalk is a non-juried exhibition, participants are encouraged to be selective in their entries. Entries can be submitted on a group or individual basis. 

All artwork must be delivered by February 25, 2013 to the Ordway. The ARTwalk will be on display May 4 through June 2, 2013 in windows and storefronts of Downtown Saint Paul businesses and in an online virtual gallery.

Please visit  to learn more or to download the submission form.

Follow these simple steps to participate:
  • Complete the ARTwalk submission form.
  • Complete and adhere an ARTwalk ID tag to each piece of artwork you are submitting. Please do not submit artwork in frames.
  • Drop off artwork with submission form and ID tag at the Ordway stage door or mail it to the Ordway between February 19-25, 2013

Drop off:
There is a security attendant available to receive the art 24 hours a day. The Stage Door is on the 5th street side of the Ordway, located at 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Mail to:
ARTwalk Submissions,
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts,
345 Washington Street,
Saint Paul, MN 55102.

All artwork shipped to the ARTwalk must be packed safely and easily re-packed for return delivery.


Step 2: SEE THE ARTwalk
  •        Come to downtown Saint Paul to see the ARTwalk May 4 – June 2, 2013, and bring your whole family down to the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival Family   Weekend June 1 & 2!

  •         Artwork will be available for pick-up Friday, June 7th from 4pm-7:30pm or Saturday, June 8 from 10am-4pm.

Please feel free to contact Christie Roberts our 2013 ARTwalk curator at with any questions!