Minnesota Festival Support
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Each year, CulturFest selects a variety of ethnic artists who share their talents through music, dance and various art mediums. Attendees will be asked to offer their feedback about the CulturFest experience through a survey. The artists will be interviewed by festival personnel in order to understand and document their experience at the event. 2: CulturFest seeks to expand their audience by promoting the event in nearby communities and engaging artists reflective of the heritage of members of the community. Attendees will be asked to offer their feedback about the CulturFest experience through a survey. The artists will be interviewed by festival personnel in order to understand and document their experience at the event.
The community of Owatonna, numbering approximately 2,500 people, enjoyed the 16th annual CulturFest event on the grounds of Wilson Elementary School on Saturday, September 27th from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2: The number of people attending CulturFest 2014 is approximated at 2,500. The performances and activities were able to hold the crowd throughout the day.
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Minnesota Festival Support
In September 2014, Owatonna’s CulturFest, an interdisciplinary arts festival, will celebrate the cultural diversity of the area by presenting a variety of folk musicians, dancer,s and artists. The festival features the Children's Passport program, which offers educational activities and learning opportunities.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Stephanie Busiahn: Executive director, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau; certified festival manager; Elissa Chaffee: Director of development, American Craft Council, Minneapolis; Ken Chin-Purcell: Director of the Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival; owner and potter, Bungalow Pottery; Patricia Grimes: Photographer; volunteer with Bemidji Community Arts Center; former educator and arts coordinator at Sanford-Neilson Place; Richard Hansen: Film curator, Redeye Cinema; founder, Duluth Superior Film Festival and Prove Gallery, Duluth; Dayna Martinez: Long-time arts administrator, including sixteen years at Ordway Center; Kathleen Peterson: Arts administrator, playwright, visual artist, freelance writer; active community arts volunteer