CarryOn Homes at Hamm Park
CarryOn Homes at Hamm Park is a multi-functional pavilion hosting the stories of immigrants in Minnesota, where individuals come together to explore the concept of home through community gatherings, workshops, live performances and personal reflection. Home is a universal idea that transcends divisions by race, religion, gender and class. At home, we belong, we feel safe and we are loved.
CarryOn Homes at Hamm Park was made possible by a partnership between the artist group CarryOn Homes and the Indigenous Roots Cultural Art Center. This partnership has brought a second life to the structure you see before you. Originally created as a temporary public art work commissioned by the City of Minneapolis’ office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy through the 2018 Creative City Challenge program facilitated by Northern Lights.MN. This structure was moved from its’ inception site, The Commons Park in downtown Minneapolis, to St. Paul’s East Side by the request of Indigenous Roots, to live another life of summer community programming. Carry On Homes at the Hamm Park will host the 2019 Hamm Park Autumn Art Celebration on September 22.
The programming for the Hamm Park Autumn Art Festival has been made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.