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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.

Midwest Arts & Aging Conference & Showcase

ArtSage presents the first Midwest Arts & Aging Conference & Showcase at the Union Depot in St. Paul on June 20th, 2014, bringing together teaching artists, senior organization staff members, funders and those interested in learning more about the field of arts & aging. This day-long conference features respected leaders in the field of arts & aging, including keynote speaker…

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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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