Intermedia Arts’ colorful exterior wall is a landmark on Minneapolis’ Lyndale Avenue. As a space that  brings together people of different backgrounds, the organization raises awareness and builds self-esteem by empowering youth to use “art-based approaches to solve community issues.”  Their Open Stages program, hosted by teen performers, gives youth the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of performing art, including planning, marketing, performance and tech. Art mediums include film and media, literary, performing and visual arts, and dance.