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Mainspring Youth Art Collective

Kick Off Gathering: Sunday, June 11th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm / FREE, snacks provided!
YAC Meeting Dates, all from 1-3 pm: June 11; July 23; August 27; September 17; October 21; October 29; November 19; January 28; February 25; March 9. 

Mainspring is pleased to announce a free new program to create a fun and inclusive environment for creative rural youth in Southeast MN. The Mainspring Youth Art Collective (YAC) will kick off with its first gathering on Sunday, June 11 from 1-3pm at Mainspring (404 E Main St in Caledonia). All teens are welcome; registration is not required.

Mainspring will host a monthly gathering where teen artists can do hands-on art projects, learn from professional artists, and co-create programming and events. Mainspring will provide all art materials and snacks. 

Instruction will be led by professional artist and educator Mary Beth Magyar. Magyar has decades of experience working with teens in schools all over the United States, and is the creator of smallärt, a series of mini galleries similar in size and stature to a Free Little Library. These galleries allow a low cost entry point for emerging artists, and offer the public a free and accessible way to view a variety of art. Through the YAC program, YAC teens will work with Magyar to install a smallärt gallery in Caledonia!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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