The Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) held its annual meeting in Bemidji on July 10 & 11, 2019. Region 2 Arts Council Board Members, Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council members, regional arts leadership, local artists, the arts interested public, and community leaders from throughout our five-county region spoke eloquently about the value of the arts in speeches, presentations, and round table discussions. Watermark Art Center and Headwaters Music & Arts hosted sections of the meeting, Anton Treuer engaged us in thoughtful discussion, and Al Belleveau led Arts Board members on a lively tour of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk.
Thank you to Executive Director of the MSAB Sue Gens and each of the members of the State Arts Board for spending two days in Bemidji, learning more about our growing arts communities. Thank you and miigwech to all who participated!
Laura Seter, Executive Director
Region 2 Arts Council