Artist on Main News

Submit your Artist on Main Street Application by Friday, May 28th

The Artists on Main Street initiative is a partnership between Wabasha Main Street Minnesota Main Street and Springboard for the Arts, that explores the intersection of arts and culture, downtown revitalization, and historic preservation. Wabasha Main Street is partnering with Wabasha County SHIP and Blandin Foundation on this community-wide arts initiative.

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Wabasha’s Artist on Main 2021: Call for Artists

Wabasha’s Artist on Main 2021 is looking for artists and creatives in the Wabasha Area. Do you want to share your creative talents with the community? We are seeking up to 8 artist-led projects, programs or installations to be showcased this summer and fall in historic downtown Wabasha Main Street District if you meet the following criteria:

  1. If you consider yourself an artist, maker or creative
  2. Live or work within the 20-mile radius

This year’s Theme for 2021 will be Healthy Community

We are looking for any Artist lead program that depicts a healthy community as we come out of the pandemic and find inspiration in becoming healthier as a person and community. All artists must partner with a local organization, business or city park to place temporary or permanent installations in the downtown Main Street District. Proposals will be due May 28th and funding and projects will be selected June 1st . This is the third and final year of our Artist on Main Initiative. Click Here to see our website for previous years’ programs and artists.

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This program is sponsored by Wabasha Main Street and is funded through partnerships with RETHOS, Springboard for the Arts and support from the Bush Foundation.

Janet Runions Quilt Narrative

Artist Janet Runions shares the narrative for her interactive quilt, River of Life. The quilt will be on display at the library through February.