Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
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Max's Grill
2425 W Lincoln Ave
Olivia, MN 56277


Schedule of Events

1:00 - 4:00 pm
~Experience art and visit artists participating in the HINTERLAND ART CRAWL

~Visit art installations produced in conjunction with Olivia Main Street Project

~Stop by the Bird Island Cultural Center (5 miles away) to view the outdoor mural and gallery exhibit

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Social Hour at Max's Grill Banquet Room

Welcome, Annual Meeting & Awards: Prairie Star

6:00 pm Dinner with live perfomances from local artists

8:00 pm
"Spirit of the Region" Raffle winners announced

For More Information, Contact:

Nicole DeBoer
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council



SMAC 2019 Annual Celebration 

"Celebrate Art & Artists" at the 2019 Annual Celebration!

  1-4 pm, An Arts Day in and Around Olivia, MN

  ~Experience art and visit artists participating in the

  ~Visit art installations produced in conjunction with
  Olivia Main Street Project. For more information on
  the Olivia attractions, please click

  ~View artworks from Adam Preuss, Jess Gorman,
  Dona Larkin and Jim Brooks at Master's Coffee in
  Olivia (Master will be open for coffee from 8-12

  ~View artworks from the Painting with Friends arts group, as well as Jim Brooks works, at the Olivia Chamber of Commerce

 ~View artwork by area artists at the Olivia Armory, 910 W Lincoln Ave

~Stop by the Bird Island Cultural Center (5 miles away) to view the outdoor mural and exhibit by Gathering Friends’ Quilt Club. If any participants are interested in pursuing further information on quilting, the Gathering Friends Quilt Shop will be open from 1-4 as well, located at 101 S Main St in Bird Island. There will be a drawing at the store for any SMAC attendees to win a “Quilted Fall Table Runner” (pictured right). This winner will be announced
along with the “Spirit of the Region” raffle winners.

Social Hour begins at 4:00pm at the banquet room in Max's Grill. At 5pm SMAC will host a brief annual meeting, an award ceremony for 2019 SMAC Prairie Disciple Linda Clarksean, and you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for our annual "Spirit of the Region" raffle.

Stick around to enjoy a delicious meal served by Max's Grill catering.

  During the meal enjoy TWO performances from 
  artists in our region!

 1.) Actor and singer Paul Knapper will do a short
 performance, written by playwright Patricia
, based on the Dowling Walking Theatre

 2.) Guests will be treated to highlights from Over
 the Barrel: A Prohibition Musical
! This production
 was produced from a partnership of the Granite
 Falls Historical Society, PlaceBase Productions,
 Bluenose Gopher Public House, The YES! House and
 other Tiger Productions for a space and time-
 traveling event! The original production takes place
 in downtown Granite Falls as a musical theatre
 adventure exploring three generations of liberation, libation, inhibition (or lack thereof), history, the future and of course, Prohibition. The making of this musical was also funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Socialize and celebrate with artists and arts supporters across the Southwest Minnesota region and learn about the grants and activities SMAC has funded in the past year.

Join the Celebration!

Register Now! 


Just $25/person   Advance ticket purchase required by SEPT 16.

Payment options:

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

2)  CREDIT CARD: Complete the online registration form by clicking below and then click the credit card button to pay online.

 ~ 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. ~

**Overnight Accommodations in Olivia: The Sheep Shedde Inn, to make reservations call 320-523-5000**

Join the Celebration!

Register Now! 


*"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.


2019 Prairie Disciple Award - Educator:  Linda Clarksean, Alpha

  This award is to recognize a person who has
  been instrumental in promoting the arts in
  the 18-county area of southwestern
  Minnesota. Clarksean’s nominator, Kathleen
  Fransen, had this to say about her, “As a
  lifelong teacher, Linda has always had a
  passion for encouraging and growing
  creativity in children…As an ECFE teacher, she
  wanted every child to explore their own
  creativity on each surface. The impact that
  Linda has had on children in the Jackson
  school system is one that most will carry
  throughout their lives. When Linda retired
  from over 30 years of teaching, she continued to feel a need to teach Art. That passion has resulted in the creation of Jackson Center for the Arts. Once Linda became inspired with the vision of an Art Center in Jackson, she was determined that it was going to happen, and it was going to be part of the revitalization of the ‘downtown’ economy in Jackson. She has changed the attitude of an entire community, and I believe that she was able to do that because many of the adults supporting her have been her students. They have been inspired, moved, and motivated to pass on the spark of creativity.” Read more here.