Shanai Matteson is a writer, public artist, and cultural organizer. She lives and works in northeast Minneapolis and across the Mississippi River watershed. She is one of the co-founders and collaborative directors of Water Bar & Public Studio, an artist-led benefit corporation that serves water to build relationships and transform culture. She is also one of the founding artists behind Works Progress Studio, a public art and design studio focusing on collaborative socially-engaged artistic and design projects. Get in touch with her here.