"We MUST Breathe" Initiative

Summer 2020

In Collaboration with the W Broadway Business and Area Coalition, VividBlackPaint Offer 7 Pop Up Circus events all over Minneapolis June to August 2020!





To create space/moments for families, that are unrelated to COVID, rioting, death and disparity. We want to be a part of the healing initiatives.

This is not to overshadow or step ahead of social justice initiatives. So if you participate understand your purpose/intentions.

Provide welcoming space for kids, families, residents to know it is okay to smile, laugh, and be entertained in spite of the despair that is spreading nationwide.

Creating these spaces in times as uncertain as these, are vital to the mental health and social emotional development of our people. As we bear the weight from the police, COVID and general disparity on our hearts, lunges and souls… We MUST Breathe.















  • Each location will be announced by the Friday before, so don’t feel you have to rush to the first one.

  • We aim to create space unrelated to COVID, rioting, and disparity as a part of the Minneapolis “Arts Heal” Initiatives. 

  • In collaboration with West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, VividBlackPaint wants to provide a welcoming space for youth, families, and residents to be okay to smile, laugh, and be entertained in spite of the despair that is spreading nationwide. 

  • Families are encouraged to arrive 30-60mns early to find the event space and save their spot.

  • Bring snacks and hydration!

  • With keeping our spaces and communities clean, do not leave behind garbage or litter. Take a few minutes to clean up your immediate area before you leave.

  • Bring blankets, sunblock, and umbrellas and remain conscious of “physical distancing” best practices. 

  • Set up your spot at least 6ft away from the person/group next to you.

  • Wear a face covering as required by the Mayoral Proclamation Regulation No. 2020-12



Presenting aerial acts, skits, acrobatics, stilt walking, contortion, painting, storytelling, so on.

Acts are likely to change each week!

To keep up to date, Follow Us! Vivid Black Paint is on Facebook and Instagram.


Event Time : Saturdays from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Event Tickets : FREE FREE FREE

Age Restriction : Open to ALL who want Change but just

Need a Break to Breathe

Funding provided by Creative City Making, an Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy program, with support from the Kresge Foundation.

Keep up with our Facebook event page Click Here

Where are we Popping Up?

Check the Sticker!


Created by Vivid Black Paint Dec 2019       |      Last Updated August 16 2020