Minnesotans know that a vibrant arts community is one of the things that sets our great state apart. Indeed, the unusually significant impact of artists and creative workers on Minnesota’s economy is well documented in reports such as Creative Minnesota. We boast arts big and small, in every corner of our state.
More than economics, places like the Sheldon are necessary social connectors in our communities. We hold history. We pose questions. We invite conversation. We shape meaning. We make memories. It is in treasured places, like this, that individuals choose to be in the room together – all at the same time, to participate in something remarkable. Shared laughter, shared tears, moments that make us gasp, think differently, tap our feet and boogie, clutch the hand of the person beside us, leap to our feet in applause. In the room together, we learn more, we feel more deeply, we exercise our humanity. This is what a truly connected world is all about.
What are your memories of a live performance experience that has stayed with you? Who was with you? What was it like? How did it connect you?