Who are we?
The Savage Area Arts Community (formerly Savage Arts Council) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization, started in Savage in 2007. Other than the Scott County Art Crawl, we have 10 years of experience in organizing local arts activities, including the Savage Juried Art Competition & Show, the Minnesota River Arts Fair, concerts, educational classes, and workshops, and other community events.
Why the new name?
The organization was renamed in 2017 to address community feedback that "Savage Arts Council" did not accurately reflect that over half of its members live in one of the cities just outside of Savage or that the organization was run by community-led volunteers. "Savage Area Arts Community" was chosen, because it provides more clarity and inclusivity.
What else changed in 2017?
We also changed our vision statement to read "The Savage Area Arts Community inspires and nurtures the human creative spirit by enriching the community through artistic and educational events and programs".
Why all these changes now?
As preparation for our 10-year anniversary year, an advisor from the Kelly Vriezen Leadership Group lead a re-visioning retreat for the organization. This re-visioning helped us evaluate what 10 years "on the ground" in organizing and promoting arts, locally, has taught us about who we have evolved to be since the birth of the organization. This process has helped to clarify our vision and goals moving forward. These changes are a reflection of our greater understanding about who we are and what we want to achieve.
Who is this community?
Our community consists of anyone who values art from Scott County and the surrounding area. Our community includes professional artists, emerging artists, and non-artists (art appreciators), alike. If you live in this area and you value art, then this community is you.
How can I actively be a part of my arts community?
Up until recently, memberships were a way that community members could support the Savage Area Arts Community, to help support our projects. We are currently in a time of transition, so memberships are not requested or available at this time. Stay tuned, and if you have questions please send us a message through our Facebook page.
Our mailing address:
P.O. Box 142,
Savage, MN 55378
13090 Alabama Ave. S,
Savage, MN 55378
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