June 24-25
Prairie’s Edge Casino

JEDD PETERS Upcoming Gallery Reception:

July 9 • 5 – 7 pm

Opportunities for
Artists & Orgs

  • Grants

    Fiscal year 2016 grant applications are in the works and should be online in July 2015. LOG IN or click HERE to find the right application for you.

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  • Somnambulists in Green Shoes - oil - 4X5' - 2015 c Gallery

    JAMES GRAHAM:  May 14 – June 26 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.

SMAC to hold public hearing on Fiscal Year 2016 & 2017 Biennial Plan

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) will hold a hearing at 7:00 pm at the SMAC Office, 114 N Third Street, Marshall, MN. SMAC is offering this to ensure response to constituent needs in the SMAC’s 2016 -2017 Biennial Plan.  This hearing is designed to gather testimony about the Arts Council’s programs and policies.  Commentary and…

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Public Art Conference: June 24-25, 2015

“Making It Public”: Public Art Conference hosted by the SW MN Arts Council. Are you interested in having public art in your community? Are you wondering how to involve artists in public improvement projects? Are you an artist interested in creating public art? SMAC, in partnership with Forecast Public Art, invites you to learn about the exciting field of public…

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