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    NAN KARR KAUFENBERG:  January 8 – February 27 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.

MN Arts Advocacy Day, February 19

Join SMAC and other arts lovers on February 19, Minnesota Arts Advocacy Day, to speak to our legislators at the Capitol about the impact that arts funding has had on our lives and our communities. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) organizes the event and sends out this message to all arts advocates: “Past Arts Advocacy Days have resulted in…

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The Big Read

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet. The Big Read is managed…

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