Gallery Exhibit

Wish Art 2024

Now through April 7

Best Buy Foundation Gallery

Barbie Wish Art

Wish Art represents a meaningful collaboration between a local artist and a Make-A-Wish® kid in their community. Together, these artistic duos create pieces across various mediums, capturing the artist’s distinctive style while drawing inspiration from the Wish kid’s experiences, personality and interests. This collaborative process not only challenges the artist to explore new artistic avenues but also provides them with the opportunity to grow as artists as they mentor their Wish kid.

Curated from the works of Minnesota artists and Wish kids, the Wish Art featured in this exhibition will be auctioned off at the upcoming Wish Ball on April 27, which will help to make more wishes come true. Alongside these creations, the exhibit will showcase pieces on loan from previous years. This unique exhibition—a joint effort between Hennepin Theatre Trust and Make-A-Wish Minnesota—places Wish Art on public display for the very first time, highlighting the artists who generously contributed their time and resources and the Wish kids’ artistic expression.

Make-A-Wish Minnesota is a local chapter of a national organization that grants wishes for children battling critical illnesses throughout the entire state. Since the chapter began in 1982, with the help of generous donors, a network of more than 450 volunteers and a small but mighty staff of 22 mission-driven individuals, Make-A-Wish Minnesota has granted more than 6,500 life-changing wishes.

Hennepin Theatre Trust takes pride in collaborating with Make-A-Wish Minnesota to establish a positive and uplifting creative platform for our Twin Cities artistic community.

Featuring collaborations by:

Wish Kid Gracelynn (Gracie) and Juanita Tatum

Wish Kid Leighton and JuliAnne Jonker

Wish Kid Lena and Nicole Houff

Wish Kid Stella and Mary Jane Mansfield

Wish Kid Isla and Peggy Hall (Isla’s Grandma)

Wish Kid Hailey and Kelly Anderson

Wish Kid Mabel and Sara Fohrenkamm

Wish Kid Greta and Trish Gardiner

Wish Kid Maddie and D.C. ICE

Wish Kid Abby and D.C. ICE