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Each year, Lanesboro Arts relies on over 180 volunteers to deliver community arts programming to youth and adults in southeastern Minnesota. Serving pies at Art in the Park, teaching children at Surprise Sculpture, ushering at St. Mane performances, assisting with refreshments at Gallery openings, and helping with the auctions at the annual Fall Gala are just a few of the ways our volunteers make a big impact. Come join our team!
Art in the Park
Art in the Park is our annual fine arts festival with fine art booths, live music, craft beer, and community food vendors. Renowned for quality, variety and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. We need volunteers to continue to make this event a success! Volunteers help with set up, organization, and clean-up of this event. Held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm.
Lanesboro Arts’ annual Art in the Park festival on June 16, 2018, is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. Featuring 100+ fine art exhibitors, live music, scrumptious food, craft beer, kids & family art activities. We are so excited to have another successful Art in the Park Festival this June and we need you to make that possible! Please join us in support for Lanesboro Arts and this wonderful community event. Sign up to help with the Information, Family Art, Pie, Beer and/or Curry Booth!! All ages welcome! Thank you.
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Art Exhibition Openings
Our gallery openings involve both community members and visitors viewing new artwork in the Lanesboro Arts Gallery. Volunteers who enjoy visual art and meeting professional artists are encouraged to assist with artist receptions at each gallery opening. Duties include pouring wine and refreshments and helping facilitate the receptions.
Dates: 6:00 – 8:00 pm; June 23, August 18, and October 20, 2018
St. Mane Events
The St. Mane Theater offers a variety of entertainment year-round including live music, plays, and films. Volunteers are needed to help before and after the shows. This position will assist with ushering, collecting tickets, and distributing programs. Those with customer service experience will be excellent helpers!
Dates: May 12, June 1, June 15 & 17, July 14, and October 19, 2018
Surprise Sculpture allows kids ages 9 & under to express their creativity and emphasizes collaboration in groups. Open Studio provides a safe environment for kids ages 10 & up to freely create however and whatever they want! This position involves using creativity and working with the kids to make something truly unique for the community.
Dates for Surprise Sculpture: 12:00 – 2:00 pm; June 12, 19, & 26, July 3, 10, & 17, 2018
Dates for Open Studio: 3:00 – 5:00 pm; January 10, 17, & 24, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, June 12, 19, & 26, July 3, 10, & 17, 2018
The Lanesboro Arts Fall Gala helps provide funding for our nationally-acclaimed year-round arts programming. 150 other arts, business, and community leaders come together to celebrate creativity and artistic innovation in Lanesboro and recognize artists & community members that made an impact in the past year. The evening is filled with live music, a live auction, and dinner. Volunteers assist with set up, welcoming, and take-down for the Gala. The Fall Gala will be held on November 3, 2018.