Minnesota's Legacy

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
International Falls Public Library
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
October 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The library seeks to beautify our grounds with striking art pieces for all to enjoy. This project would create a spring sculpture for our southwest corner. Evaluation of the project will be conversations with community members young and old about the sculpture and what it does for the library and the community in general. We hope the responses will show that the sculpture is a positive addition to the library and the community and increases our community sense of place

Measurable Outcome(s)

We have a fourth sculpture with a seasonal theme on the library grounds. We held an unveiling party with 65 in attendance, many of whom had not looked at any of the sculptures up close. Our online community survey of the sculptures resulted in 180 people voting for their favorite sculpture and "Autumn" won by a large margin. 23 people selected the "Spring" sculpture as their favorite. This was a successful project to support a local artist and provide public exposure to their work. The artist is expanding his horizons and looking to other nearby communities to create and display his work as well.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Rural and Community Art Project Grant

Project Details

Spring Sculpture. We seek to complete a set of four sculptures on the grounds of the library.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
International Falls Public Library
Street Address
750 4th St
International Falls
Zip Code
(218) 285-8051
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Johnnie Hyde: choreographer and dance teacher, publisher; Anthony Kuznik: retired music teacher and school administrator, arts advocate.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed