Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Meander Art Crawl
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
December 2017
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 2017
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill artist; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter; Chad Felton: Music and theatre artist; Paula Nemes: Theatre artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Jane Nygaard: Arts appreciator; Janet Olney: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Tom Wirt: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member.
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Supporting artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high-quality arts activities. We believe this project will increase the quality of this arts activity and support the artists. 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. From all of these measurements, we can determine if the Meander was received as a high-quality arts activity.

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 39 surveys from artists, and 281 passport surveys from attendees. $111, 920 Total reported Meander art sales to customers during the Meander weekend. (39 surveys reported).

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jo Pederson, Gene Stukel, Claire Swanson, Andy Kahmann, Deb Connolly, Kathi Marihart, Jean Menden, Brad Hall, Celeste Suter, Brook Pederson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Meander Art Crawl
Street Address
4998 320th Ave
Granite Falls
Zip Code
(320) 564-3799
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

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