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Arts Advocacy Day 2020

March 19th, 2020  –  7:30 AM
Minnesota History Center and Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts works to increase arts funding by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Every year over 500 arts advocates join together for a rally at the Minnesota History Center Auditorium in the morning, split up into teams with experienced leaders and walk together to legislator offices to educate them about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding.

Past Events

2018/2019 Arts Advocacy Events

Rep Jim Nash
April 13 2019 at 9AM
Mocha Monkey
115 St Waconia MN 55387

Rep Leon Lillie
April 5 2019 at 6:30PM
Oakdale City Hall
1584 Hadley Ave, Oakdale MN 55128

Rep Jay Xiong
Canceled March 21 2019
Indigenous Roots
788 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106

Sen Torrey Westrom
March 8th 2019 at 4:00 PM
Elbow Lake Thorson Memorial Library
117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake Mn 56531

Sen Steve Cwodzinski
March 8th 2019 at 10:00 AM
Eden Prairie Art Center
7650 Equitable Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Sen Jim Carlson
February 22nd 2019 at 10:00 AM
Eagan Art House
3981 Lexington Ave S, Eagan, MN 55123

Rep Andrew Carlson
March 2nd 2019, 10:00 AM
Bloomington MN

Sen Bill Weber
February 15th 2019 at 4:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium
714 13th St, Worthington MN 56187

Rep. Todd Lippert
February 16th 2019 at 1:00 PM
The Key – Northfield Union of Youth
109 6th St W, Northfield MN 55057

Rep. Debra Kiel
January 26th 2019 at 9:00 AM
Irishman’s Shanty
1501 S Main St, Crookston, MN 56716

Sen. Julie Rosen
December 15th 2019 at 10:00 AM
Waseca Art Center
200 N State St, Waseca, MN 56093

Rep. Mike Freiberg
November 18th 2019 at 1:00 PM
Golden Valley MN

Rep Liz Olson
September 11th 2019 at 12:30 PM
Duluth Pottery
1924 West Superior St, Duluth MN 55806

Arts Advocacy Day 2019

March 12th  2019  –  7:30 AM
Minnesota History Center and Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts works to increase arts funding by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Every year over 500 arts advocates join together for a rally at the Minnesota History Center Auditorium in the morning, split up into teams with experienced leaders and walk together to legislator offices to educate them about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding.

2018 Creative MN Local Study Release Events:

January 16, 2018 5:30 PM

Rock County Creative MN Study Release Event
Lord Grizzly Gallery in the Coffey Contemporary Arts Building
113 Main Street
Luverne, MN 56156
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January 31, 2018

Otter Tail County Creative MN Study Release Event

February 7th, 2018

Morrison County Creative MN Study Release Event

February 14, 2018

Kanabec County Creative MN Study Release Event

March 1, 2018

Becker County Creative MN Study Release Event

March 29, 2018

IRRRB Creative MN Study Release Event

April 12, 2018

City of Hopkins Creative MN Study Release Event

Past Events

Hubbard County
January 3rd Park Rapids  5:30 PM  

Armory Square
203 Park Ave S
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Clay County Creative MN Study Release Event
January 10th Moorhead 10:00 AM

Theatre B (New Location)
215 10th Street N
Moorhead, MN 56560

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Arts Advocacy Day 2018

March 6th  2018  –  7:30 AM
Minnesota History Center and Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts works to increase arts funding by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Every year over 500 arts advocates join together for a rally at the Minnesota History Center Auditorium in the morning, split up into teams with experienced leaders and walk together to legislator offices to educate them about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding.

MCA Annual Meeting was

Monday, December 4th, 2017
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Institute for the Art
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Admission was free for MCA members and $5 for the general public.Please R.S.V.P. to MCA by calling (651) 251-0868 or e-mailing Staff@artsmn.org.

2017 Creative MN Road Show:

February 28 ST. PAUL 8:00 AM
Creative Minnesota Study Release Event As Part of Arts Advocacy Day
MN Historical Society Auditorium
St. Paul

March 23 MANKATO 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Meeting
Room 215 Honsey Hall
Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive, Mankato

March 28 ST. CLOUD 10:00 AM -Noon
Central MN Jobs & Training Services
QUAD County Community Resources Discussion
Great River Regional Library
1300 S. St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301

APRIL 13 St. PAUL 9:20-10:20AM
Leadership Twin Cities Meeting
St. Paul Landmark Center

APRIL 20 ST. CLOUD Noon – 1:00
Central Minnesota Arts Board Event
Great River Regional Library
1300 S. St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301

APRIL 22 ROCHESTER Time TBD
Artist Resource Fair
Rochester Art Center

APRIL 22 Braham 6:00 PM
ECRAC’s 30th Annual IMAGE Art Show
ECRAC’s Offices
112 Main Ave. S.
Braham, MN

APRIL 25 ST. PAUL 4:30-5:30 PM
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Meeting
MRAC Offices
2324 University Ave W #114
St. Paul, MN 55114

APRIL 29 BEMIDJI 1:30 PM 
Arts Expo Organized by the Region 2 Arts Council
Rail River Folk School
303 Railroad St SW
Bemidji, MN 56601

APRIL 30 HALSTAD Time TBD
Northwest Artist Reception
Hosted by the Northwest Regional Arts Council
Norman County West School Library

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Arts Advocacy Day 2017 Was

February 28th 2017 – 7:30 AM
Minnesota History Center and Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts works to increase arts funding by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Every year about 500 arts advocates join together for a rally at the Minnesota History Center Auditorium in the morning, split up into teams with experienced leaders and walk together to legislator offices to educate them about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding.

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MCA Annual Meeting was

Monday, November 21st, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Open House for new office
661 LaSalle Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Admission is free for MCA members and $5 for the general public.Please R.S.V.P. to MCA by calling (651) 251-0868 or e-mailing Staff@artsmn.org.

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In Fall of 2015, we released the latest phase of the Creative Minnesota study at a cities and counties in Minnesota. Exciting economic impact numbers were unveiled at these events that show the arts are an important part to economies of cities and counties all across Minnesota.

Visit the Creative MN website for more information.

Creative MN Town Hall Meetings:

Oct. 2           Noon            Virginia at Lyric Arts (RAC 3)
Oct. 2           5:00 PM        Grand Rapids at MacRostie Art Center at First Friday (RAC 3)
Oct. 9           4:00 PM        Red Wing Arts Assn’s Fall Arts Festival kick off at T.B. Sheldon (RAC 10)
Oct. 15          5:30 PM        White Bear Art Center at the Center (RAC 11)
Oct. 22          4:00 PM        Chisago County at Halberg Ctr for the Arts, in Wyoming (RAC 7E)
Oct. 26          5:00 PM        Town Hall Meeting at the Depot in Duluth (RAC 3)
Oct. 27          Noon            Fergus Falls at West Central Initiative Fund offices (RAC 4)
Oct. 29          7:00 PM        St. Louis Park at Rec. Center Town Hall Meeting (RAC 11)

Creative MN Studies were released to Counties, City Councils and Economic Development Authorities at the following events

Oct. 5           6:30 PM           Winona City Council
Oct. 6           10:30 AM         Mille Lacs County Board Work Session
Oct. 13         Noon               St. Cloud Noon Rotary Meeting
Oct. 19          7:30 PM          St Louis Park City Council Meeting
Oct. 22          9:00 AM          Northfield EDA Authority
Oct. 26          7:00 PM          Duluth City Council
Oct. 28          8:30 AM          Pine City EDA meeting
Nov. 3           5-8 PM            Cook County Chamber of Commerce Annual Mtg
Dec. 21          7:00 PM          Maple Grove City Council meeting