Hmong youth participate in Art Saves Us: Beyond the Noise, collaboratively creating original music in the Center for Hmong Arts & Talent's (CHAT’s) St. Paul studio, May, 2013. Photographed by Fres Thao.
The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) is an arts advocacy group based in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Since its inception in 1998, CHAT has transformed into a social justice arts organization that engages with local and national Hmong communities. In addition to providing diverse arts-based programs, CHAT uses innovative strategies to address social issues affecting Hmong Americans.