Saturday September 19, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Little Crow Country Club
15980 Hwy 23 (5 miles north of Spicer)
Spicer, MN 56288

Schedule of Events

10:00 - 4:00 pm
Visit the "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee" Festival in downtown Willmar (Becker Avenue between 4th & 6th Streets)

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Social Hour at Little Crow Country Club

Welcome, Annual Meeting & Awards: Prairie Disciple (Raeanna Gislason)

6:00 pm                                 Dinner

7:15 pm
SMAC introduces the artists involved in a New London public art sculpture currently firing and invites attendees to adjourn to the site to view and unveiling.

7:30 pm
"Spirit of the Region" Raffle winners announced

8:00 - 9:30 pm
View the unveiling of a public art sculpture just off Main Street in downtown New London. Great viewing from the dam bridge, Goat Ridge Brewing Company's Taproom and The Middle Fork outdoor patio.


For More Information, Contact:

Greta Murray
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council



SMAC 2015 Annual Celebration 

"Celebrate Art & Artists" at the 2015 Annual Celebration. Join the Southwest MN Arts Council for an evening including an awards ceremony for Prairie Disciple Raeanna Gislason, "Spirit of the Region" raffle, and buffet dinner. In addition, we encourage you to visit the Willmar Arts Festival and the unveiling of a New London public art sculpture.


Just $25/person   Advance ticket purchase required by SEPT 11.

Payment options:

1)  CHECK:  Complete the online registration form below and send a check for tickets to the SMAC office:  PO Box 55, Marshall, MN  56258 

2)  ONLINE:  Complete the online registration form below and then click this LINK to pay online through the SMAC donation website (givemn.org). (*Note: You will still need to select 'pay by check' in the registration form, however we will be able to match the online payment to your name.) 

 ~ No physical ticket will be sent or given, instead your name and information will be kept on our reservation list - ready to welcome you
at the event. ~



  *Visit "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee":  Make it a day of art! Spend the afternoon at the "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!" Festival in downtown Willmar.

   *Juried Art & Sale
   * Art Demonstrations
   * Outdoor Stages
   * Food Court & Coffee Cafe
   * Hands on Art Opportunities

*"Spirit of the Region" Raffle A $10 raffle ticket will get you the chance to win a basket of specialty goods made in the SMAC Region (from wine to honey, beer to fudge).  Raffle tickets available in advance at the SMAC office or through a SMAC Board Member. Raffle tickets also available onsite at the dinner.

2015 Prairie Disciple:  Raeanna Gislason
An ever-present music instructor in the Willmar area, the co-founder and committee member of the "Celebrate Arts! Celebrate Coffee" Festival, founder of a local chapter of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and volunteer with multiple arts groups.
Nominated by Janet Olney


 *New London Public Art Firing & Unveiling:
View the live firing and unveiling of a public art sculpture, enjoy local fire dancers and more in downtown New London.  Firing held just off Main Street along the Middle Fork Crow River. Seating available at teh new Goat Ridge Brewing Company Taproom, from the dam bridge or at the outdoor patio of the Middle Fork Restaurant.




Also in New London: Take in the Riverspace Passageway Project, funded by a SW MN Arts Council grant. The Paramount Visual Arts Center Team led by Melissa Gohman, worked closely with the New London Arts Alliance, New London residents, and local artists, to create a 6-foot high by 12 foot long mosaic sculpture.  This mosaic sculpture, in the shape of a grind stone, embodies the historical significance of the dam and mill site where the sculpture resides as well as the area’s natural setting.