Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts

Neighborhood Art Parties Updates

Hello Neighbors!

We have updates on Art Parties, a Creative Writing Contest, and Call for Photographs to be in the Phoenix of Phillips, our neighborhood literary journal. We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you soon in this hopeful Spring!

Art Parties

Next Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-7pm Semilla Center will host the 2nd Neighborhood Art Party. We will be making lanterns again, designing Signs of Hope, getting to know each other and talking about our neighborhood. Free Lantern Kits for the second party can be picked up on Monday, April 5, 4-6pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave. S. Beginning in June, the Art Parties will be happening each week on Wednesday evenings at various locations in Midtown Phillips.  Stay tuned for more information about that.

The lanterns we are making and will be making all summer long are to remind each other that we are here for each other, keeping a light on for each other, in good and hard times. We are putting the lanterns on our porches and in our windows on Wednesday evenings.

Hope to see you at the Neighborhood Art Party. Here is the Zoom link.

Creative Writing Contest

Look at this opportunity we have for our awesome youth! Send your/their work in an be eligible for prizes. We want to see our powerful youth write and share the experiences they’ve lived. Check out the details below!

¡Miren esta oportunidad que tenemos para nuestra increíble juventud! Envíe su trabajo y sea elegible para premios. Queremos ver a nuestros poderosos jóvenes escribir y compartir las experiencias que han vivido. ¡Miren los detalles abajo!

Call for Photographs

The Phoenix of Phillips is calling for images! We are looking for images of the Phillips neighborhood, Lake street, and surrounding areas. These can be images of the beauty we see in our neighborhood as well as the pain/hurt we’ve seen. If your images are used we will make sure to add your name so make sure to let us know the name you’d like to be shown. Email your images to with the subject line “The Phoenix of Phillips images”

¡The Phoenix of Phillips pide imágenes! Buscamos imágenes del vecindario de Phillips, la calle Lake y las áreas circundantes. Estas pueden ser imágenes de la belleza que vemos en nuestro vecindario, así como del dolor que hemos visto. Si se utilizan sus imágenes, nos aseguraremos de agregar su nombre, así que asegúrese de informarnos el nombre que desea que se muestre. Envíe sus imágenes por correo electrónico a con el sujeto “The Phoenix of Phillips images”

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