Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Meander Art Crawl
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2017
End Date
December 2018
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 2018

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 educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member 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 SMSU; 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/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Reggie Gorter: music/theatre/SMAC Board; Jeff Iverson: music/theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Paula Nemes: theatre; Janet Olney; visual art/SMAC Board; Kathy Schaefer: visual art/music; Alan Stage: theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 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. 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)

Participating artists reported total sales of $108,108 during the weekend, an average of $3,089 per artist. Artists also reported 120-1500 visitors at individual studios over the weekend. Visitors went to an average of 11 studios each. 75% of visitors said the quality of the art was excellent and 76% said their overall experience was excellent.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
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
323 W Schlieman Ave
Zip Code
(320) 564-3799
Administered By
Administered by

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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

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