HAIRandNAILS is committed to doing whatever we can to help put an end to systemic racism. We support Black Lives Matter. We support the Minneapolis City Council’s intent to disband the police department. We support the moves of local institutions to break ties and divest from the Minneapolis Police Department including the Minneapolis Parks Board, the Minneapolis School Board, the University of Minnesota, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and First Avenue among many others. For too long the corrupt, violent and racist culture of the MPD has been able to operate with impunity, totally unaccountable to the communities they occupy. One need only read the words of criminal/racist cop Bob Kroll, the president of the local police union, to understand what they are about and that their culture is unreformable. Time to start over.

IN THE GALLERY: Joe Sinness/Scenes and Daniel Luedtke/ Results, Saturday/Sunday 2-6pm, or by appointment.

Also on display, Holding Space, an event curated by Cameron Downey. In her words: “Incubation of lasting change seldom comes about without radical hope, radical inspiration.” This ongoing outdoor video installation includes work by Cameron Downey, Namir Fearce, Autticus Bell, and Java Jones.

In an attempt to be responsive to our world and to share what we have 

HIJACK and HAIR+NAILS offer a residency opportunity:

a financially supported space residency for a Twin Cities Metro Area-based, Black/Indigenous/Person of Color Artist (self-defined)
working in dance improvisation for performance (self-defined)

What we can give to you:
1) $1000
2) use of HAIR+NAILS Gallery space for rehearsal/research (approximately once a week for 4 months)
3) potential for some kind of showing/sharing(online or in real life, flexible to changing conditions and desires)

To be considered:
1. Answer the question: Why Improvisation
2. Tell us something about your background and/or approach, any way you want.

Email your answers or any questions to Arwen and Kristin at

Deadline August 19
We will decide and notify everyone by August 31
This is not for full-time students.

HIJACK is the Minneapolis-based choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder.


–gallery capacity reduced to 10 people at a time.
–masks required in the gallery. Individually-wrapped new masks provided.
–several hand-sanitizing stations and a hand-washing sink in the gallery.
wipedowns with 91% isopropyl alcohol of doorknobs and any touch surfaces between visitors.
–air circulated by central air, open doors, and air purifiers with uvc light.
–single-direction traffic flow for opening night.
–HAIR+NAILS gallery attendants queried for symptoms before every shift.
–6-foot social distancing requested in both the gallery and the frontyard/backyard waiting areas.–Continuing consultation of CDC and Minnesota guidelines. Adjusting
plans accordingly as needed.
–Individual appointments available for visitors and their companions who live with greater concern for contracting COVID-19.
HOLDING SPACE exhibition is entirely outside (for visitors who prefer not to be inside).