It’s difficult to describe Mizna. They are an organization based in Northeast Minneapolis, encompassing and presenting the many facets of Arabic art, culture, language, music, etc. What started in 1999 with the first issue of Mizna, a journal of Arab American literature, has expanded into language classes, a film festival, and art exhibitions.
Now they are hosting a showcase of art from the community called Latitudes. From their website, “the program was designed to facilitate and support original artistic work created by community members who identify as Arab, Muslim, Berber, or Iranian.”
Latitudes runs from May 18 –26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM in the California Building Gallery at 2205 California Street, N.E., Minneapolis. For more details.