In the Spotlight with Jennifer Thao

IMG_7653-smI had the great pleasure to sit down with recent University of Minnesota CEHD graduate and new CHAT Youth Leadership Group Counselor, Jennifer Thao at the charming picturesque Nina’s Coffee Cafe, located in Cathedral Hill of St Paul. As a Board member and arts lover, I must say I am proud that CHAT has a bright and talented young leader guiding the Youth Leadership Group (YLG).
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No plans this July 4th?

No plans this July 4th? Going to this year’s annual Hmong Freedom Celebration 2014 Hmong soccer tournament? Well, stop on by CHAT Freedom Festival! We’re hosting our 11th Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival at the McMurry Field by the Como Pool area. There will be live performances from musical Hmong artists from all over the nation, arts, music and many fun activities great for all ages.

Then, Friday night of the July 4th at The Mounds Theater, we’re hosting our annual Freedom Fest Music Celebration! The TWIN CITY FRITTER AND PHILLY food truck will also be at our event. Stop by and enjoy the music, as well as a plethora of wonderful food!

Twin City Fritter and Philly
Twin City Fritter and Philly

Come Join us @ Mounds Theater

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Don’t forget! It’s this weekend!

Come celebrate with The Center for Hmong Arts and Talent as we kick off our first official event in raising funds to acquire a new home to support local Hmong artists.

Be a part of this wonderful transition, help us reach our goal!

Visit our current studio,
Enjoy a soulful bowl of pho,
Share your vision,
Be inspired by Hmong artists,
Surround yourself with love.

The studio is open for artists to perform, inspire and lounge.

This is a family friendly event with hands-on art ‘n crafts and table game fun for EVERYONE!


In the Spotlight with Elisabeth and Kao Lee Thao

On Saturday, April 12 CHAT had the privilege of hosting a wonderful installation facilitated by two unique and amazing Hmong artists. With assistance from Springboard for the Arts and Irrigate, in partnership with the Sunrise Market building, and as one of the many art activities happening along the anticipated Green Line, this project was one of the last installations to be shared.
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