Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to provide live musical programs for the community with various styles of music. We also will provide an opportunity for local musicians to perform and demonstrate their skills and talent. We will count the number of the individuals at the concerts weekly. Also at the end of the year, we will have the audience complete a brief survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The largest measurable was the size of the audiences. We averaged 166 people for the events. We also received approximately $300 in free will donations.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Lou Smith, Al Smith, Joanne Loher, Dale Lien, Molly Erickson, Ann Bonk
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2015 Summer Concert Series
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
Street Address
PO Box 52
Zip Code
(320) 289-2491
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Cheri Buzzeo: Willmar Community Theatre manager; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Jane Link: arts advocate, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.