FLOW Northside Arts Crawl kicks off this weekend: The growing and popular arts festival along West Broadway and Penn avenues July 28-30. According to Insight News, the festival has grown from a “a one-day, small studio crawl with 20 artists at a handful of sites” to “an estimated 300 visual and performing artists from a variety of genres showing at 34 different studios, galleries, theaters, businesses and indoor and outdoor vacant spaces during the span of three days,” with more than 10,000 participants.
Learn about what’s new this year, including the premier of the documentary “Fire in the Heart,” over at Insight News.
Treating the whole patient in addiction recovery: Minnesota Women’s Press shared a new feature in its August issue about the nuance required in treating addiction. As Julie Kendrick reports, treatment is not a one-size fits all regimen, especially for women.
“Often the women who come to us have been led into addiction through their relationships and have a harder time in recovery because so many of their most important relationships are built around their substance of choice,” says Jessie C. Everts, vice president of Clinical Programs at Wayside House, in St. Louis Park. “Many of the women we see here experienced trauma or abuse as children. They have often been exposed to these substances at a young age and have turned to them as self-medicating or as a coping strategy.”
Read the full story and a personal testimonial from a woman in recovery at Minnesota Women’s Press.
A queer guide to the 2016 Twin Cities Fringe Festival: If theater is your thing, The Column’s Cassandra Snow has a complete guide to all the LGBTQIA shows in this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival. Running from Aug. 4 – 14 this year, the Fringe Festival features more than a dozen LGBTQIA-themed or -produced/acted/directed/created plays.
Check out Snow’s tips and recommendations here.