2019 SMAC Artist Gathering

SMAC recipient artists on featured image, from left to right: David KelseyBassett, Lois Haak, Cole Behrends, and Tammy Grubbs.

2019 SMAC Artist Gathering

Join fellow artists for an evening of learning & networking!

TUESDAY, June 18

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Granite Falls: 3 locations

Join artists from across the SMAC region for a friendly, casual, networking event in Granite Falls that would include a visit to the Granite Area Arts Council located downtown in the historic KK Berge Building , a visit/tour just down the block of the Yes! House and a wrap-up with networking dinner at Bluenose Gopher Public House.
5 pm   Meet at the Granite Area Arts Council, 807 Prentice Street
  • Learn about the GAAC and their vibrant gallery space from Tamara Isfeld (visual artist, teacher and GAAC President)
  • Open discussion about opportunities and challenges for exhibiting art in the SMAC Region
6 pm   Walk 1/2 block down the stree to the YES! House, 726 Prentice Street
  • The YES! House is a radically welcoming, creative community gathering space in downtown Granite Falls. Get a tour from Ashley Hanson (theatre artist, community builder, Obama Fellow, Bush Fellow, Placebase Productions director, Department of Public Transformation founder, and more). Learn about plans for an artist-in-residence program in the space and how this model can build rural communities.
7 pm   Travel another 1/2 blcok down the street to the newly-opned Bluenose Gopher Public House, 681 Prentice Street
  • Their mission is to create a space where community, creativity, and history collide with quality beverages and food.
  • SMAC will provide supper and some small group networking opportunities. The conversations with other artists are often ones that fuel your passion, provide insight and growth and allow you to make connections that launch creative opportunities.


* This FREE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY is open to artists in the 18-county region of the SW MN Arts Council.*
Although free, you must register to be included in the catered dinner.
Registration is easy! To register online, click on the above link. You may also register by calling the SMAC office at 800-622-5284 or emailing your contact information to: info@swmnarts.org

We look forward to seeing you!


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