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Jessica Bak Photography Exhibit

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New Art Show Opens at Historical Society: The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to attend the opening reception of the summer art exhibit entitled Hidden Nature, photography by Jessica Bak, on Saturday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. Free admission.  Come and...
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May-June Issue of SMAC Newsletter is here!

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May-June 2017 Newsletter Keep up with news about the arts in our region with SMAC’s May-June 2017 issue of Voices.  Click below to read about: Area arts organizations and artists awarded SMAC grants Upcoming SMAC gallery exhibit The final installment of the “Grant Process” series Rural Arts & Culture Summit...
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Congratulations to SMAC region theatre groups!

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MACT*Fest awards in the SMAC region MACT*Fest was held by the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) in Marshall this year.  It is a 2 day festival of performances by Minnesotan amateur community theatres and it also hosts workshops. The event included performances by 10 different theatres from around the...
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The McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award

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Nominations due for 2017 Distinguished Artist Award   The McKnight Foundation invites nominations for its 20th Distinguished Artist Award. Deadline for submission is May 19, 2017. The annual McKnight Distinguished Artist Award recognizes artists who have made a lifelong commitment to creating art that is locally, regionally, and/or nationally significant. These...
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2017 SMAC Prairie Disciple Nominations now open!

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SMAC seeks Prairie Disciple Award  nominations The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is seeking nominations of arts advocates from the SW Minnesota region for its 2017 Prairie Disciple award. Last year SMAC was only accepting nominations for educators, but this year any arts supporter may be nominated. The Prairie Disciple award...
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Press Release: SMAC Awards $13,007 to Area Schools

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4 Area Schools awarded a total of $13,007 in Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Grants Four area schools within the 18 county region of southwest Minnesota were awarded Arts in the Schools grants on February 28, 2017 from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) for a total of $13,007. Arts in the...
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How does SMAC promote the arts in a years time?

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Have you ever wondered what SMAC can do in a year? 2016 Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Year in Review from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Click through the slide with the arrows near the bottom. And here’s a quicker look: SMAC 2016 Quick Year in Review from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council...
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