Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
Our goals are: To foster dialogue, stewardship and celebration of the monarch butterfly; to showcase the arts community of Fergus Falls, inspiring a sense of collaboration in this sector; to attract new visitors to Fergus Falls; and to inspire a lifelong love of the arts by creating memorable, multi-disciplinary experiences for all ages. Each of the venues will pass out an audience survey to get feedback on the events and on the festival as a whole. Artists who participate in the workshops will be given evaluations. With comment sheets we will use a numerical rating system to measure audience and participant responses. We will measure the breath of the geographic area of participants. This information will be used to assess not only the success of the festival events themselves, but give us information on how broad an area is being drawn to Fergus Falls for arts related event. A greater than 50% favorable rating will be considered a success.
Overall, the festival was rated a success. The amount of collaboration between organizations, the number of events/activities, the number of participants, the age range of participants, the interest in creating monarch habitat, the number of events, the variety of medium presented (visual, music, writing, participatory, and more). The Botanical Art workshop participants were grateful for the quality of the workshop. The remarks at the ôKaliedoscopeö exhibit were positive, such as: ôamazing,ö ôlove the diversity of mediums,ö and ôgreat to see this number of artists.ö There were voiced concerns about having events competing with each other at different locations. The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center has requested another monarch festival.
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