Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Cottonwood
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
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 main goal of Central Park Market is to host an event where area residents become in local offerings ranging from food, crafts, art and talent. Regarding the musical aspect, we want residents to not only become aware of the local talent that we have but to grow in their appreciation of this talent. A measurable goal for the Market this season will be to determine if audience members were already familiar with the musical talent and type of music. A survey will allow us to determine the basic demographics of participants, what draws them to the Market, what their feelings are on the musical talent, and how they engage with the music. The survey also allows input for suggestions on other local musical talent that they would like to see at the Market.

Measurable Outcome(s)

For the musical talent aspect of the Market, survey responses were overwhelmingly positive in regards to participants' opinions on having a musical talent component. Participants noted the positive contributions that the music provided to the overall atmosphere of the Market and the opportunity to hear local musical talent that many participants would otherwise not have the opportunity to hear. Because of the shorter Market season this year, the Market committee had to limit the number of artist that played at the Market. By doing this, the committee limited musical talent to many of the favorites that have played at the Market in the past, thus limiting the exposure to new musical talent and new types of music among participants.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Denise Thomas Aamodt, Cathie Crouse Bueltel, Charlie Seipel
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Musical Talent at Central Park Market 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Cottonwood
Street Address
PO Box 106
Zip Code
(507) 423-6488
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, Rhythm of the River; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian; Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts founding member; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council of Arts and Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Olson: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Christa Otteson: nonprofit evaluation consultant, arts advocate; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts board; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate and volunteer, library board member; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.