ACHF Arts Access
The main goal is #3. Instilling the arts into the community and public life: Having a visible event downtown and at such a scenic location by the footbridge along the Minnesota River creates a different atmosphere in town, people stop and listen to the music and participate in workshops because it's outside. I will count the number of attendees at the market, workshops and have the surveys available at all the events.
The June songwriting workshop had 5 attendees, the July harmonica for kids had 25 people with 10 children getting free harmonicas. The August photography workshop had 4 attendees, the September photography workshop had 2. The June 15 event had 75 -150 attendees between the concert by the Echos and the community karoke afterwards. The market vendors had various numbers according to the weather. Live music and art activities in downtown adds a vibrancy and culture to our town, our plaza space along the river is a perfect spot for markets , music and theater The Riverside Voices mural project along the floor wall is in the same vicinity and the two activities pair nicely.
Other,local or private
Riverside Market and Muse.
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, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; 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; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Cheri Buzzeo: theatre, arts admin; Mary Gillespie: visual art, chamber; Dusan Milanovic, theatre; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art; Tom Wirt: visual art, arts/community boards; Brett Lehman: music, SMAC Board; Janet Olney: visual art, arts admin, SMAC Board.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471