New Artistry executive director

In July, Kevin Ramach succeeded Andrea Specht as Artistry’s executive director. A familiar face in the Twin Cities arts community, Ramach garnered success as president and general director of the Minnesota Opera, and as president and board chair of the Arts Partnership with the Opera, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

With his strong record of leadership, Artistry is on track to further its strategic vision of making art and artists essential to a vibrant social fabric and civic life in Bloomington and beyond.

“I am very excited to join the staff, board and the community to continue to advance the mission of Artistry,” Ramach said. “The growth of Artistry under Andrea’s leadership has been remarkable and compelling. I believe that working together we can continue this momentum, expanding the role of arts and engagement.”

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