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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.

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awards $9,450 to young area artists and arts organizations

Art Study Opportunity for Youth grants, Arts Organizational Development grant, and Arts Organization Start Up grant

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awards $9,450 to young area artists and arts organizations Annabelle Lecy performing at a SMAC gallery reception in 2016. Seven young artists within the 18 county region of southwest Minnesota were awarded Art Study Opportunity for Youth grants on April 25, 2017 from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) for a total of $3,795. Click here to…

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Public Art Project with MN State Academy for the Deaf

Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places: Current Opportunities

The Minnesota State Arts Board, on behalf of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, requests proposals from working, professional artists or artist-led teams for permanent, site-specific public artwork at Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf – Frechette Hall. The deadline to apply is 11:59 P.M. (MST), Tuesday, June 8, 2017. For more information and to download the RFP follow…

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