Upcoming Events

Creative MN Roadshow

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

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

Arts Expo Organized by the Region 2 Arts Council
Rail River Folk School
303 Railroad St SW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Northwest Artist Reception
Hosted by the Northwest Regional Arts Council
Norman County West School Library


Arts Advocacy Day 2017

February 28th 2016 – 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.

Past Events



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


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