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