Minnesota Festival Support
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Twin Cities Pride is able to bring in popular, well-known Minnesota music acts, allowing attendees to experience top performers in a free music environment. Twin Cities Pride will track the number of visitors at music stages at the 2013 Festival and compare that to the number of music stage visitors in 2014. Pride will also survey visitors and artists about their experience. We will assist artists with communication.
83 individual artists or groups appeared on four stages throughout the Pride Festival weekend, including many well know acts that brought their followers to the event. Additionally, ten visual artists' work was on display all weekend.
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Minnesota Festival Support
The Twin Cities Pride Festival, an annual celebration of the GLBT community, will be held in Minneapolis' Loring Park, in June 2014. Five stages of live music and a juried visual arts show will be a part of this two-day event.
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