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    EVA MARGARÉT:  March 6 – May 2 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.

Open Call: One day pop-up project

The Traveling Museum, in partnership with the Willmar Public Library (Pioneerland Library System), invites proposals from artists of all disciplines to create a dynamic, temporary, site-specific project in conjunction with the Library’s annual Local Authors’ Round Table Discussion. The proposal should spark dialogue between the public, the Traveling Museum space, and the idea of the written word in some manner….

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Made Here: Open Call for Artists

Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Made Here is accepting applications now through Monday, May 12, 2014 to fill vacant and under-utilized street facing windows with visual displays of work in nearly any medium in downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. Successful displays will be engaging, illuminated and clearly visible from the sidewalk through the storefront windows.  Any Minnesota based individual artist or artist collaboration…

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