Help “change the narrative” of Cloquet’s Historic West End and generate more:
Cloquet’s leaders endorse the West End Flourish project because it:
A CALL TO ALL ARTISTS & CREATIVES!
Attend the Workshop for Artists and Creatives for the Second Round of Artists on Mainstreet Grants for Cloquet’s West End Flourish!
Tuesday, April 26 5-7PM at Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli
103 Ave. C, Cloquet
(Please arrive by 4:45p.m. to select dinner options)
REGISTER TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Artists and creatives of any level or discipline - who live or work in Cloquet and the surrounding area - are invited to join us for a free training on placemaking and the Artists on Main Street program!
Revitalize Cloquet's Historic West End Business District with your amazing talents and fresh ideas.
Artist training video to submit a project proposal
ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET
Submission Deadine: Midnight, Friday, May 31
Artists and creatives who live or work in Cloquet and surrounding area are invited to submit proposals for art projects in Cloquet's Historic West End. Please download Artists Q&A and Business Contacts as well as Proposal Guidelines.
Our Creatives and Their Projects of 2021:
West End Art Day- Phyllis Ducey
Painters set up in Fauley Park to paint or sell their art. Opportunity for children to paint suncatchers and canvas.
September Celebration- Ivan Hohnstadt
Neighborhood night out party including craft vendors, music, and games for kids.
REKINDLE COMMUNITY- Charley Langowski
CCHS will host an educational tour, a documentary video, and a historic photo display. They will collect personal stories from the participants to add to the history of the area
PKN EXTRA INSERT- Emily Fuerste Swanson
Documenting West End Flourish activities by publishing articles in a special insert in Pine Knot News
Ivory Garden- Krista Gardner
Open piano for the public to play with a flower display.
Small Business Launch/Plein Air Paint Out- Julia Jaakola
Revitalizing the old Smokies building with new landscaping and signs for a new business as well as hosting Plein painting events around the West End.
Julia Jaakola has organized a creative painting event. Please Refer to the link above to read her artist prompt, which covers more information about the event and historical readings for artists to learn more about the area and draw inspiration from.
HAVE A GREET SEAT- Kris Nelson
Painting four chairs for businesses in the west end to showcase the culture and beauty of the area
Random Finds Of Art- Margie Helstrom
Artists paint mini canvases at Wood City Nutrition in August. Paintings are distributed throughout the West End in September for people to find and keep.
Cloquet Chronoquest- Matthew Krafthefer
Historic “geocaching” where a QR code will show participants a historic photo taken in the same place the participant stands today.
LAND OF STORIES- Lindsay Swan
Outdoor youth puppet theatre production braiding together traditional Anishinaabe, Finnish, Irish, and JudeoChristian creation stories
WOOD CITY FLORAL ALLEGIANCE- Debra Zime
Making flower arrangements along the streets of the West End
West End Fourish Background
Cloquet was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Artists on Main Street Program, a multi-year program that explores how the arts help address the challenges affecting Main Street communities today.
West End business owners and leaders will work with local artists and creatives to develop new approaches to community development.
OACC, RETHOS, and Springboard for the Arts will provide support on planning and implementing artist-led projects with training, one-on-one technical assistance, and cohort exchanges.
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