WINONA, Minn. — Interested in finding out how the MidWest Music Fest got started? Ever wonder how a Shakespeare festival ended up in Winona? Is the Minnesota Marine Art Museum going to expand? Hear how the arts are drawing crowds, visibility, and revenue to the Winona area on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Arts and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, hosted by Saint Mary’s University’s Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Saint Mary’s is pleased to host a diverse and exciting group of speakers at this event, which is designed to create a discussion and celebration of the arts in Southeastern Minnesota. Hear from the directors of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, the MidWest Music Fest, the Beethoven Festival, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and the Rochester Repertory Theater. Bringing together the directors of such popular events and venues will surely spark great dialog on the role of the arts in our economy!
Other leaders from the arts community like Sheila Smith, executive director of the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and chair of Creative Minnesota; and Lee Gundersheimer, the City of Winona’s arts and culture organizer, will help provide an economic and political perspective regarding the future of the arts in Minnesota. Come and find out what goes into making these events successful and how they came to be held here in our area.
Please plan to join us for this event—open to the public—at 7 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall, located in Saint Mary’s Performance Center.