When is the last time you saw a play, an independent film, or live dance?
Listened to live music or a poetry reading?
Held a hand-thrown ceramic mug or bowl?
Admired a painting, piece of sculpture, or public art?
Perhaps, you and your neighbors have come together to make art or your children participate in art in their school or community.
Minnesota is flush with 42,189 artists who live throughout the state and generate many of the arts experiences enjoyed by nearly 19 million attendees (including many repeat patrons) each year.
Many of Minnesota’s artists find resources and audiences for their work via the enviable ecosystem of arts and culture nonprofits that exists in Minnesota as the result of a long legacy of public and private investments. Read the rest of this entry »