Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2016
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Renville
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Kandiyohi
Renville
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,000
Direct expenses
$5,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope to create an awareness of the arts and a place for local artists to sell their art. We will count attendance at these events with the hope that it will grow each month. Attendance counts and surveys that rate each event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I counted attendees and also asked them about how they enjoyed the performances. I also had a questionnaire available but not many responded. Mostly, it was speaking to the people who came, retailers, chamber members and vendors. They are all excited about growing this event and doing it again next year. The number of people, both shopping and sitting for the live music, increased each month, the chamber board decided they want to continue these events next summer. Downtown retailers want to see it continue. The Granite Area Arts Council wants to be more involved with it next year with more classes and artists selling.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Steve Virnig, Scott Tedrick, Nancy Beasley, Helen Stukel, Mary Gillespie
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Muse on the Minnesota - performances
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Gillespie
Organization Name
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
Street Address
PO Box 13
City
Granite Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56241
Phone
(320) 564-4039
Email
gfchamber@mvtvwireless.com
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 High School 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
Deb Larson: visual artist; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; John Voit: music/theatre/education; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Jane Nygaard: arts advocate; Ron Porep: arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No