Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Meander Art Crawl
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
Big Stone
Yellow Medicine
Lac qui Parle
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Meander 2016
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, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; 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, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Hulsizer: actor/theatre director; Deb Larson: visual artist; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Judy Marquardt: visual artist, theatre.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts. A passport survey is filled out by participants to gather information about the quality and experience of the event. An artist survey is filled out after the event by the artists reporting on economic benefits and number or participants. We will also keep track of the number of participants in this year's Meander.

Measurable Outcome(s)

As stated in our outcome evaluation plan, this project was evaluated by two separate surveys and a meeting one month after the completion of the project. We received 43 surveys from artists, and 338 passport surveys from attendees. $114,726 Total reported Meander art sales to customers during the Meander weekend. 71% of customers said the quality of the art was excellent (236/331). 83% of customers said their overall experience was excellent.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jo Pederson, Neva Foster, Andy Kahmann, Deb Connolly, Jean Menden, Claire Swanson, Brad Hall, Gene Stukel, Celeste Suter
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Upper Minnesota River Valley Regional Development Commission AKA Meander Art Crawl
Street Address
323 Schlieman Ave W
Zip Code
(320) 564-3799
Administered By
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Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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