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MN State Fair seeks artworks for 2020

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Although the Minnesota State Fair as we know has been cancelled for 2020,there will still be a fine arts competition! This competition will consist of one, online jury phase with all accepted works being displayed in the fine arts exhibition presented via video recording and a virtual catalog. The entry...
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Come Home to Laura Ingalls on YouTube & Facebook

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Opportunities for Summer Events & Activities

“COME HOME TO LAURA INGALLS”…still alive this summer on Youtube or Facebook ! The Wilder Pageant is hosting a free Laura event online in lieu of live summer production “Fragments of Dream”. To satisfy both audience and devout theater folk, they are creating “Laura’s Prairie Summer”, a series of six...
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SMAC Grant Support Virtual Open Office

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Grant Support *Virtual* Open Office:: the second Tuesday of the month SW MN Arts Council hosts grant support open office hours the second Tuesday of each month. While we continue to take COVID-19 precautions, these open office hours will be virtual via GoToMeeting, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. You...
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Canby Farmers’ Market Call for Artists

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Call for Artists! Canby Farmers’ Market is seeking featured artists to display and demonstrate their art form during the Canby, MN Farmers’ Market. Thursdays from 4-6 pm in Canby Central Park. Farmers’ Market will be scheduling one “Featured Artist” per event. This is a fun opportunity for an artist to...
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Upcoming COMPAS Events

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All year long, COMPAS partners with libraries and recreation centers to bring art and art-making directly to the community at no cost to you! And now, they’re providing video lessons you can follow along with from your own home! Spark your creativity with any (or all) of the upcoming complimentary programs:...
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Help MN Stay Open

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Minnesota businesses – help us #MaskUpMN! With COVID-19 cases surging in other states, and with the busy Fourth of July weekend ahead of us, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect your customers and your employees. One of the best ways to do this is to encourage...
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July Virtual Conversations for the Arts

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You are invited to join our next monthly conversations for organizations on Tuesday, July 14 at 3 pm. We will plan our main topic to be accessibility in the arts, but participants will be free to bring up other topics as well. Our monthly conversation for individuals will be on Thursday, July 16th at...
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New Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR)

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Help us welcome the first three Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR)! The Department of Public Transformation (DoPT), Dakota Wicohan, and Racing Magpie have co-designed the Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program — a pilot project supporting artist-led solutions to community challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Three Dakota artists have been selected to participate in a two-week...
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Virtual Rural Arts Activism & Anti-Racism Meet-up

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Join the Department of Public Transformation and Springboard for the Arts on Friday, June 17th (1-2:30 pm) for the second Rural Arts Activism & Anti-Racism Meet-up. In June Springboard for the Arts and the Department of Public Transformation hosted the first meet-up on this topic, with an incredible response. Feedback afterwards indicated...
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