Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Winsted Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

To increase attendance from last year; To provide a creative outlet for the tween/teen community; To provide affordable and safe access to world class culture available in the metro area to those not normally able to visit these site; To build and foster community spirit. Art camp goal - count attendees, compare to last year. Teen art camp goal - count attendees, conduct feedback survey at end of camp. Field trip - count attendees, conduct feedback survey. Community spirit goal - collect anecdotal evidence via email survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Kids art camp participation was up almost 25% over last year, with the addition of the camp for older kids. One middle school aged boy decorated his bike as part of the older kid's art camp and left it decorated for months. I saw it parked at the library all the time. Numbers for Music in the Park and the Lego Contest (our other programs that have history) were very similar to previous year's totals, almost identical. The puppet show was well attended and especially enjoyed by the preschool and early elementary ages. We had more people for the puppet show than our town's summer festival had for its children's program at the park during the festival (they were not competing events - this is just a comment on the apparent success of the puppet show). The one field trip that took place was full - 10 adults was what the bus could hold. The exhibit opening was an open house with people coming and going, but by anecdotal accounts was favorably received.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Guggemos, Mike Cummings, Jim Fowler, Tom Specken, Mary Wiemiller, Ralph Millerbernd, Molly Loder
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Summer 2015 Programming
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Winsted Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 177
Zip Code
(612) 226-4454
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.