‘Third Space’ returns to downtown Winona for a second year; artist submissions wanted

March 9, 2019

The Winona Main Street Program is seeking artist submissions for “Third Space,” a series a programs that will be held outside on Third Street in downtown Winona from May-October. Funding up to $1,000 each for approximately 12 projects is available, but artists must attend the placemaking training workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9-12:30 p.m. Registration is required, but it’s free to attend this workshop. Snacks will be provided.

Third Space is Winona’s Artist on Main Street Grant, which is funded through the Bush Foundation with support from Springboard for the Arts. The goal of Third Space is to create free programming and installations for the public to be held outside on Third Street between Main and Lafayette Street and down Main Street to the entrance of Levee Park. The installations and programs are meant to encourage outdoor activity downtown beyond the borders of Levee Park and to encourage foot traffic in the downtown business district. This artist-led placemaking initiative is meant to be varied, from passive programming to interactive events, and include a broad cross-section of Winona’s population from youth to seniors, and may be focused on one specific part of the population.

All artists are encouraged to apply, including people who don’t view themselves as “traditional” artists or enjoy creative activities as a hobby. There will be approximately 12 grants at $1,000 awarded, featuring smaller events as well as two to three signature events that will be awarded a slightly higher amount.

If you have any questions, contact Emily Kurash Casey at ekurash@winonachamber.com or call 507-452-2272. If you are interested in applying but have a conflict with these dates, please contact Kurash Casey.

For more information on the Third Space Artists on Main Street Grant or to register, contact Kurash Casey or visit www.winonamainstreet.com