ACHF Arts Access
The objective is to have the Minnesota Pottery Festival become a part of Hutchinson's efforts to become a center for a variety of fine craft, realizing the long term goal of having the arts become a significant part of the city's economy and a model for accomplishing the same in other towns and cities. Volunteers will do one-on-one interviews with visitors. These interview results will be hand collated and reviewed by the Board as part of the annual assessment. Foci of the evaluation will be: visitor experience, visitor knowledge impact, geographical source, economic impact at the Festival and in the community, and festival operations recommendations. Exhibitor research will include: General festival experience, Sales, Economic impact, Operations suggestions.
1400 visitors, 24 potters from 11 states, Artists housed with locals gives great exposure to 10 families. Results from Patron Interviews.
Other, local or private