Ribbon Cutting for the Community Roots Mural

Parties in the photo include: Mayor Emily Durand and Lead Artist Sue Mundy cutting the ribbon. Posed to the left and behind Sue are the Wabasha Main Street Board and steering committee, local artists and volunteers. To the right of Mayor Durand is the Food Share Board and directors. We also invited stakeholders/funders to the photoshoot which included: WKACF- Wabasha Kellogg Area Community Foundation ,  SHIP - Wabasha Public Health, Wabasha Main Street and RETHOS Project Funds and Artist on Main Initiative, SMIF- Southeastern MN Initiative Foundation, Durand Dentistry and Blandin Foundation. All logos are on the wall, along with the individuals who volunteered at Sue Mundy's Studio to paint the Mural. Over 400 hours were put into this endeavor including both Lead Artist and community volunteers. When the Food Share moved to its current location on 142 2nd St, some people in the community, including Sue Mundy saw its long blank western wall as the perfect spot for a mural. This had the protentional to connect several ongoing challenges, food insecurity, revitalization of the downtown on this block, and a message of health and wellness. This idea became a reality with [...]

By |October 12th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Ribbon Cutting for the Community Roots Mural

Eaglets on the Fly Program – Created by Jeani Wodele

Ina Wanbli (E-nah Wanblee/mother eagle) sends her eight eaglets out to explore Wabasha, their home along the great Mississippi River. We need your help finding them! The eaglets have been named in the Dakota language of the Native Americans who once lived here. You may start anywhere along the trail. View All 8 Clues!

By |June 8th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Eaglets on the Fly Program – Created by Jeani Wodele

Wabasha Public Library – Art in the Park

The Wabasha Public Library received an Artists on Main Street Grant for Art in the Park during the summer reading program "Reading Colors Your World." Each Wednesday in June at Heritage Park children can learn and create with local artists. June 9th - Gratitude Flags with Randi Campbell, June 16th - Marbling with Dan Steffenhagen, June 23rd - Turtle Concrete Planter with SVJ Designs - Shelly Speedling, June 30th - Tie Dying with Chelsey Fenske and Beth Jewson. Contact the Library at (651) 565-3927 to register.

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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. Download Application

By |May 21st, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Submit your Artist on Main Street Application by Friday, May 28th

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: If you consider yourself an artist, maker or creative 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. For more information: wabashamainstreet@gmail.com Call Mary Flicek at (651) 380-9035. This program is sponsored [...]

By |May 11th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Wabasha’s Artist on Main 2021: Call for Artists