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Can Artist Pop-Ups Redefine Health?

A Minneapolis clinic brought artists to its front lawn to give patients a different first impression of going to the doctor.
Artist Soozin Hirschmugl (left) paints with visitors on the lawn of the People's Center Health Services in Minneapolis.
Artist Soozin Hirschmugl (left) paints with visitors on the lawn of the People's Center Health Services in Minneapolis. Courtesy of People's Center Clinics & Services/Photo by Bruce Wilcox

A young Native American woman and her partner were on their way to make a doctor’s appointment at a Minneapolis clinic this summer when they came upon a pop-up trailer on the front lawn.

The woman stopped for a while to paint a dream catcher with artist Soozin Hirschmugl.