Community Programs in the Arts, best known as COMPAS, is a Minnesota arts non-profit organization whose goal is to spark students’ imaginations, brings creativity into the lives of older adults, and inspires people to create. Over the years, the organization has worked closely with the area libraries, parks and artists to bring free arts-based activities and performances to the community. Many of these events are family-friendly and/or child-oriented.
Events and activities offered around the Twin Cities include:
- Performances - puppet shows, dance, song, etc.
- Cultural performances from various traditions
- Workshops encouraging writing, poetry and art
- Storytellers, and
- Activities featuring local artists and performers.
Events are held throughout the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota at libraries, parks and virtually. They also offer classroom opportunities and activities in conjunction with community education. Find upcoming events here, through your local library events calendar, or on our Family Fun Calendar.
In 2021, Compas is offering summer camps through Farmington Community Education. Camps will include mosaics, acrylic painting and watercolor painting. Learn more on the Compas website's event page.
Find more summer camps like this in our annual summer camp guide - Twin Cities Summer Camps: Art Camps.