Ziggy’s Art Bus
 
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off we go!

March 12, 2019 | We are en route to our FIRST day at Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest! From here on out, we’ll be serving the children and families at Ronald McDonald House every Tuesday! Stay tuned for photos of our completed bus, art projects + a whole lotta joy.

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a sneak peek at the bus!

February 8, 2019 | We are overwhelmed with gratitude to share this first glimpse of Ziggy’s Art Bus with you! Many thanks to John McCally for snapping these beautiful photos of Ziggy’s Art Bus! We can't wait to reveal the final bus in just a few short weeks!

A big thanks to our friends at Street Factory Media for their hard work on this build-out and to our generous donors for making it possible 💙

Stay tuned for the full reveal coming later this month!

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meet Emily & her daughter Lizzie

January 13, 2019 | Curious about who Ziggy’s Art Bus will serve? Meet Emily Gold. Emily shares how Ziggy’s services will benefit her daughter Lizzie, who has a life-limiting illness. She describes art as an “equalizer” and Ziggy’s as a place to create shared experiences, process and to heal. Lizzie and hundreds of kids like her need you to support Ziggy’s Art Bus. (Run time: 4:26 minutes. Video by John McCally. )

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moving from bus to mobile art studio!

December 14, 2018 | So happy to announce that our bus has been sent off to our fabrication team at Street Factory Media due to the generosity of some unexpected donors who have supported our vision! Every dollar donated to Ziggy’s will be used to bring joy to an underserved community of families whose daily struggles to support their child with a life-limiting illness are immense. The beginning of 2019 will be very busy — and very exciting — as we anticipate the delivery of our completed bus, our grand opening in February and the beginning of our journey to serve up some love and memory making to the families and children in the pediatric palliative care and hospice community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our growth and development will continue for years to come!

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the talent & generosity of artisans

November 25, 2018 | The Hair District Collective Excelsior and Grand, in St. Louis Park, held its fourth annual Beyond the Chair Artisans’ Boutique. We all know and love our stylists for their hair expertise, but Beyond the Chair showcases their many other talents. This year’s event included handmade jewelry, pillows, candles, jams, clothing, paintings, and so much more. Ten percent of the artisans’ proceeds equaling $1000 was donated to Ziggy’s Art Bus. Thank you to all the artisans for their generosity, and to Suzanne Huber for her tremendous work organizing the event!

This year’s talented and generous group included Beth Arnold, Zina Balbo, Lisa Biondo, Leanne Connelly, Karen Durant, Scott Durant, Joan Greer, Missy Greer, Patty Heimbold, Susanne Huber, Heidi Gorham Koch, Michelle Kolling, Heidi Mueller, Nancy Myre, Renee Rhodes, Annemarie Schilling, Jenny Rizer, Heidi Skoog, and Laura Wolovitch. Thank you all!

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art auction & fundraiser

October 25, 2018 | We are grinning with immense appreciation after a successful Art Auction and Fundraiser for Ziggy’s Art Bus! To all who attended the event: thank you for your financial support.

If you were unable to attend but wished to, please help us get Ziggy’s on the road by sharing our story + donating online.

Though we’re closer than ever to getting our services into the lives of families and children who need them most, we are only $10k away from bringing Ziggy’s Art Bus to life! With your help, we can transform Ziggy’s Art Bus into an art studio and a place of creative respite. Thank you!

View a photo gallery of the art auction and fundraiser courtesy of John McCally.

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new bus + gardening, music, food & fun

September 9, 2018 | Ziggy’s Art Bus hosted a social hour at Sunnyside Gardens where guests could check out our brand new bus and meet our founder, Gina. Live music was provided by 612live, The Tin Fish food truck filled tummies, and Sunnyside’s plant care experts were on hand to assist guests at the houseplant potting bar.

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we’ve bought a bus!

August 9–10, 2018 | We’re one step closer to getting Ziggy’s Art Bus on the road and in the lives of children who need it most. We couldn’t have made it happen without YOU. Thank you!  

Our brand new bus was purchased on August 9 and unveiled the following evening. Next up? Building out the interior . . . an art studio!

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summer, art & a glimpse of things to come

June 21–22, 2018 | We had a blast at the Wayzata Art Experience last weekend! There, we met many families and shared the power of art through our craft station. And in the near future, we’ll be bringing a similar experience to children in palliative and hospice care . . . but in our BUS! Follow the journey by giving our Facebook page a Like. Learn more and help us get Ziggy’s Art Bus on the road with your donation.

our first fundraiser

June 21, 2018 | Thank you to our village of friends who came out for our very first fundraiser! Their generosity helped launch us towards getting Ziggy’s Art Bus on the road. We are thrilled to announce that we are now half way to our financial goal! You can help, too! Follow the journey by giving our Facebook page a Like. Learn more and help us get Ziggy’s Art Bus on the road with your donation.