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2014 Fresh Traditions Designers Orientation

Congratulations everyone! We’re in for another fantastic show! The designers for the 8th Annual Fresh Traditions Fashion Show was selected earlier this month! This year’s featured designers are:

From Minnesota: Mai See Her, Kia Moua Kehrer, Mai Ceceil Lee, PaFoua Vang Xiong, and Vanessa Vu
From Wisconsin: Phoua Vang
From California: Duo design team, Hilltribe Fusion

With design inspirations from Gothic Lolita to bridal wear, we’ve got spectacular show in the works. We want to give a BIG thank you to all our applicants. Due to the limited amount of space and time, we couldn’t make do to accept all of our submissions. However, we highly encourage you all to re-apply for next year’s 2015 show. Thanks so much for your support!

YLG_Open Mic

YLG’s Friday Night Lights Open Mic schedule for tonight has been rescheduled!

 YLG’s Friday Night Lights Open Mic schedule for tonight has been rescheduled!

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that we are rescheduling to December 20th.

Stay tuned because our last Friday Night Lights Open Mic of the year is going out with a bang!

Any questions, email us at

CHAT’s YLG Friday Night Lights Open Mics are always hosted at:

CHAT Studio 220
995 University Avenue, Second Floor
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Friday,  December 20, 2013
Doors open/Sign up @ 5:30pm. Performances begin at 6pm sharp.

Bring all your friends and family!

If you are willing to part with $3, please donate and support CHAT and its programs. If you’re willing to part with more than $3, that would be welcomed also.
Suggested $3 donation
(Helps keep programs such as YLG, ASU and the Open Mics going!)

Open Mic Functions:
CHAT YLG Open Mic, it is a “First come, First serve”. Grab the good seats while you can before it’s all filled up! Signing up and performing is also a “First come, First serve”. The Performances will play out accordingly to whomever signs up first. Snacks and refreshments will be available at CHAT’s Snack Shop, located at the same area as Hmoob Land.

Any Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us via Facebook or email us at For sponsorship information, or to table, contact  For sponsorship information, or to table, contact

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all there, be it familiar faces or fresh new ones!

Signing out, 
CHAT’s 2013 Youth Leadership Group

Art Saves Us ‘Making the Band’ begins July 15th


Art Saves Us Summer/Fall 2013
July 21st to November 1st
Want to create music?
Want to meet other musicians?
Learn how to be a singer/songwriter, play an instrument, and create a band, while gaining valuable knowledge and insight from experienced musicians.
Classes are free for youth and young adults 13-23 years old. Art Saves Us ends with a collaborative public performance
Choose from
Vocals and Songwriting with Cody Lee
Drums and Percussion with Shawn Mouacheupao
Guitar and Bass with Chuefeng Xiong
Turntablism with Scratch Junktion
All ASU classes are free, and are held at CHAT in St. Paul.
Transportation is provided at no cost to low income, East Side and Frogtown youth, 18 years and younger.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to the legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
For more information, contact or 6516036971.
To register, apply below.

Art Saves Us 'Making the Band' 2013

July 15 - October 25
  • Class(es) of Choice

  • Guardian Contact Information (18 years old or younger)

  • Emergency Contact (All ages)

  • Special Health/Safety Concerns (e.g., Allergies)

  • Transportation is provided for East Side and Frogtown based, low income students, 18 years or younger. A specific central location will be provided for area pick up. Restrictions may apply.

  • Art Saves Us Consent