Minnesota's Legacy

Performing Artists at Benton County Fair

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Benton County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2011
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Benton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368
Direct expenses
$7,368
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide demonstrations to the fairgoers to show the artistry, craftsmanship and skill of the chainsaw artist.  Keep track of the number of people that attend each demonstration and receive feedback from attendees.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Comment sheets were passed around during the chainsaw carving demonstrations. While many in the audience had seen carvings, they had not seen an artist actually carve them. Many asked to have artist back next year.

Comment sheets were passed around during the bluegrass performances. Comments were positive. Many people liked the change in music and would like the bands back next year.

Recipient Board Members
Joe Scapanski
Lewie Stark
Loren Prom
Laura Falconer
Project Overview

To introduce a variety of bluegrass musical styles throughout the Benton County Fair week and hire a chainsaw artist to provide demonstrations.

Project Manager
First Name
Laura
Last Name
Falconer
Organization Name
Benton County Agricultural Society
Street Address
PO Box 118
City
Sauk Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
56379
Phone
320-253-5649
Email
bentonfair@aol.com