>> MEET OUR 2019 CITIZEN-ARTISTS
KATIE BLANCHARD, Minneapolis, MN >> JUNE 2019
Designer, Printmaker, & Community Organizer
Katie Blanchard is a community artist and designer. She grew up in rural Northern Michigan, where the immediacy of small-town politics gave her an early interest in grassroots organizing and creative community-building. As an artist and organizer, she explores the weight of meaning and possibility in our relationships during uncertain times. Katie paints and prints in a spirit of celebration—and also protest—creating images that evoke questions about how we might work together towards abundance, strength, and delight in our shared future. She has worked on campaigns to decriminalize immigration, as well as within food system initiatives. Katie currently creates great things for inspiring community organizations as an artist-designer with Bloom & Glory Art and Design.