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2017 Prairie Disciple

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Andy Kahmann of Montevideo

2017 Prairie Disciple: Andy Kahmann of Montevideo The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Andy Kahmann of Montevideo as the recipient of the 2017 Prairie Disciple Award, which acknowledges a person who has been instrumental in promoting the arts in the 18-county area of southwestern Minnesota. Kahmann was...
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Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017, 12 pm.

The Jerome Foundation is accepting the Jerome Foundation Fellowship application from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives, it is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Artists considered for this fellowship may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media.The program is...
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McLeod County Fair Seeks Artists

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    Calling All Talent: Singers, Dancers, Comedians, Actors, and More The 145th McLeod County Fair wants you for the 38th Annual Talent Contest. All first place winners are automatically entered as a semi-finalist representing McLeod County at the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest! All ages are encouraged to enter. Now...
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Sounds of Summer: Paint the Mural

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Marshall Area Fine Arts Council

Sounds of Summer: Paint the Mural For the 6th year in a row, Sounds of Summer Mural will be installed at the SOS festivities site. The Sounds of Summer logo will be the banner across the top of the Mural. Community residents are invited to paint a section of the...
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Vote for People’s Choice Award in Marshall

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Marshall Area Fine Arts Council

  Marshall Area Fine Arts Council 16th Annual Photography Competition and Exhibit Out & About Vote for People’s Choice Award Categories include: Beautiful Silhouette and Get Out of Marshall! Vote for your favorite photo now through August 16, 2017 at MAFAC Arts Center, 109 N 3rd St, Downtown Marshall. Hours:...
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Don Shelby – An Evening with Mark Twain

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Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 E Main St, Pipestone, MN

Don Shelby – An Evening with Mark Twain Former WCCO-TV news anchor, Don Shelby, has been impersonating Mark Twain for more than 20 years. He dons a white suit, wig, mustache and prosthetic nose, and recites passages and tells tales from Twain’s life and work. Date: 8/19/17 Time 8:00 PM...
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Southwest Minnesota Arts Council 2017 Highlights

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Would you like to know what kinds of grants and services we gave out this year? Read on!

2017 Highlights Fiscal Year 2017 HIGHLIGHTS (Click here for a printable pdf) 2017 highlights from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Grants to Arts Organizations, Communities, Schools, and Individuals Total: 161 awards and grants totaling $524,809 were awarded to area organizations and artists through thirteen grant programs, including:   $203,620 for 54...
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Perpich Arts High School Taking Final Applications

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Due August 1, 2017

Big news for Perpich Arts High School: Funding is secure and a new Executive Director was hired June 21st.  Curt Tryggestad comes to Perpich after five years as Superintendent of Eden Prairie schools. Also new is an August 1st deadline for applications into Perpich Arts High School for the upcoming 2017-18 academic...
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