Arts Access Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
As a result of this program the commission will initiate a Sculpture Trail with artworks changing annually to enhance visitors' experience and provide opportunities for artists now and in the future. Signs posted onsite will invite the public to provide feedback on the Park Rapids Arts Facebook page. The commission will assess the project and convene a follow up meeting with stakeholders inviting comments and suggestions. City staff who maintain the park will be asked to share any comments they receive. Artists whose works are chosen also will be asked for feedback.
Artists were invited to provide feedback. One artist sold a piece when a park visitor came to his studio in another community. City staff and commission members have heard favorable comments. For example, people have been surprised at how much their children and grandchildren have enjoyed interacting with the sculptures. A women’s group has met weekly for picnics because the sculpture trail makes the park so inviting. Others have seen people use the sculptures as background for photos.
Other,local or private
Arts Access Grant
City of Park Rapids Arts and Culture Advisory Commission received $6,000 to initiate a sculpture trail in the Red Bridge Park.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.
Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.
Region 2 Arts Council, Laura Seter (218) 751-5447