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    MALENA HANDEEN:  May 11 – June 23, 2017  (May 18 Reception) at the SMAC Gallery, 114 North 3rd St, Marshall, MN. Open M-F 8-12 and 1-4:30.

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

We seek to encourage growth and development of the arts in southwest Minnesota by serving AS A SOURCE OF FUNDS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES WHICH ENABLE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO SPONSOR AND/OR CREATE AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

Serving 18 counties in Southwest Minnesota
Big Stone • Chippewa • Cottonwood • Jackson • Kandiyohi • Lac qui Parle • Lincoln • Lyon • McLeod • Meeker • Murray • Nobles • Pipestone • Redwood • Renville • Rock • Swift • Yellow Medicine


Southwest Minnesota Arts Council’s activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.  The McKnight Foundation provides additional funding for our individual artists programs.

Cornstock in Cottonwood County

Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 4th Ave, Windom.

Saturday June 24, Cornstock at the Cottonwood County Historical Society: A Gathering of writers, musicians, and lovers of writing & music. MC Tom Sanders. Open Stage. 812 4th Ave, Windom, MN. 5:30 Potluck Supper-Bring your favorite dish. 6:30 Reading, Music & More Questions, call Linda Fransen 507-831-1134 University of Minnesota Extension, Sponsored by: SWxSW Work Group of SW Regional Sustainable…

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Artist Opportunity: “Get Ready” Grants

Deadlines: August 15 & November 15, 2017

  Artists “Get Ready” Grants In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other…

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