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Right now, every contribution to Sample Night Live is matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council — up to $10,000!

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This tiny Minnesotan is Armando. He is watching an artist from the American Association of Woodturners make him a brand new wooden top at Sample Night Live. Armando just finished exploring his goody bag. You can tell because he is holding his new ball in his right hand. Sample Night Live believes moments like this are important. The arts are magical. Children remind us that it is important to keep exploring the magic. Sample Night Live believes this, too.

The first Wednesday of every month, Sample Night Live features a dozen ten-minute samples of upcoming Twin Cities arts events, with a visual arts installation in the lobby at History Theatre in Saint Paul. Attracting Generation X and Millennium audiences, the show offers a diverse feast of G-Rated entertainment in Act I and uncensored art in Act II. Sample Night Live provides a venue for exceptional emerging artists to showcase their material, a place for existing companies to market themselves to new audiences and an inexpensive way for everyone to get a taste of what is going on in the Twin Cities. Audiences use the playbill to opt-in to the mailing list of the groups they love.

Sample Night Live has provided more than 4,000 email addresses of new fans to over 300 arts organizations, and was named in the prestigious Minnesota Monthly's "Best of 2009" issue.

Support Hundreds of Companies and Independent Artists with One Gift!

Sample Night Live has helped hundreds of artists and audience members connect. If you think this idea is important, please consider making a tax-deductible donation so we may continue this every important project.

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Sponsored By
History Theatre
Featuring House Band
The Smarts
Partners & Supporters
Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Padilla Spear Beardsley
Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation
Ecolab
Western Bank
Guthrie Theater

This activity is funded, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature