Last November, voters amended the Minnesota state constitution to raise a sales tax that will, in part, fund the arts. In the wake of that, while addressing the state’s tremendous fiscal shortfall, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has proposed slashing the State Arts Board’s budget, with a goal toward transforming the Arts Board from a state agency into a nonpropfit. All this inspired about 800 artists and arts administrators from throughout Minnesota — with 3-Minute Egg behind them — to descend on the state capitol yesterday for the annual Arts Advocacy Day.
Arts Advocacy Day
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Thank you for including and interviewing the artists who live in rural Minnesota. I feel as if people forget that the arts community is larger than just the twin cities. As a current St. Paul artist, I still have very strong ties to central Minnesota hometown. Yesterday, I attending the Arts Advocacy Day and I was happy that you covered it. Bye the way, what a great website! I even passed it on to my Mom who runs a gallery in central Minnesota. Cheers!
thanks for all your great work on behalf of the arts in minnesota.
you’re one of my heroes.
you can quote me