Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Dassel Area Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

The project goals include supporting art and artists in the Dassel area as well as supporting economic development through arts and culture. The goals will be measured by requesting artists, business persons, and visitors to fill out brief surveys which will be tabulated. Another survey opportunity will be talking with and questioning visitors, artists and Dassel business owners and managers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys: Visitor Survey, Participating Artist Survey, and comments heard. Suggestions such advertising in St. Cloud and the metro area, advertising earlier, and schedule music at the History Center venue. Perhaps these suggestions about advertising will generate a larger audience and the music suggestion will make the tour an even better experience.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
David Floren, John Sandstede, Dianne Johnson, Robert Wilde, Julie Lindquist, Jerry Bollman, Maribel Gilmer, Mary Jane Arens, Sherrie Bjork, Elaine Nordlie, Jon Benson
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Discover Dassel Art Tour 2017

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Dassel Area Historical Society
Street Address
PO Box D
Zip Code
(320) 275-3077
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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; 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 and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ruth Ascher: Arts administration; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: Arts appreciator; Pam Blake: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Bill Gossman: Visual, music; Dusan Milanovic: Visual, theatre; Andrew Nordin: Visual; Janet Olney: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, Eric Parish: Music, theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed