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    DON SHERMAN:  November 6 – December 19 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 awards $106,319 in arts grants to area applicants

Twenty-seven area artists, schools, and arts organizations have recently been awarded a total of $106,319 in grants from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC). Local artists received a total of $21,375 to create new works, and attend workshops. An additional round of Individual Artist grants is coming up, with an application deadline of February 25, 2015. $30,158 was awarded to…

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SMAC seeking part-time communications temp

SW MN Arts Council is looking for a part-time communications temp to update and organize our contact lists, including: Verifying addresses Researching new contacts Developing communications & procedures for maintaining contacts Collecting arts organization permission and information to post on a new directory on SMAC’s website Developing communications to collect arts event information for SMAC’s calendar The position will be…

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