Minnesota's Legacy

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,990
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
City of Battle Lake
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,990
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$14,990
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To turn a closed alley into a lively venue where people enjoy walking, gathering, and experiencing high-quality art. To introduce a significant piece of art symbolizing the Battle Lake lakes area. To encourage residents of all ages to participate in a community-wide art project during which time they increase knowledge in large-scale design and skill in painting such designs. To draw residents, visitors, and tourists to the alley activation event. To add an imaginative and playful Arts venue to Battle Lake’s growing reputation as a place to experience great art. 1. Count the number of adults and youth who participate in the Paint the Pavement project; Ask participants to take a 3-question written survey rating their experiences on a 1 to 5 scale: knowledge of the arts before and after the session; sense of satisfaction in the work they completed; enjoyment of working with others on a community project; open ended comments. 2. A person-on-the-street interview at the alley activation event results in 80% or more agreeing they had a positive experience overall, and 70% agreeing they increased their appreciation of the Arts. 3. Estimate attendance at the alley activation event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. 75 people, including 25 children and 10 teens participated in the P-t-P project. We asked about their experience after working and received the following results: 20 (27%) had experience or a great deal of experience with the arts prior to the project; 100% had a great sense of satisfaction in the work they completed; 100% enjoyed working with others on a community project. 2. Person on the Street interviews: three 2-person teams interviewed attendees at the Grand Opening/Ribbon cutting : Of 52 interviews, responses to 5 questions (attached) on a 5-point scale with 1=strongly agree/5 = strongly disagree: 100% either Strongly agree or Agree on all. Example of Open-ended: Battle Lake is cool - Art makes it magic." 3. Approximately 150 people attended the alley activation event."

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Bob Wasson, Chuck Reeve, Janet Ruhland, Marjorie Quammen, Ryan Christenson
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To transform an alley to a lively pedestrian walkway with interactive public art, "Art Stream" featuring sculpture, painted pavement, and seating area for the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Chuck
Last Name
Reeve
Organization Name
City of Battle Lake
Street Address
108 Main St E PO Box 386
City
Battle Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56515
Phone
(218) 864-0424
Email
blcity@eot.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.