Great Art Inspired by Water

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Second Saturdays in 2018 have ended - Thank you for making Second Saturdays a success! 

Last November, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum was thrilled to learn that we were awarded an arts access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, to collaborate with the community to co-create eight accessible art program days called Second Saturdays. We offered eight Second Saturday programs from March through October and saw 4,001 people!   

“I want to offer a HUGE thanks to everyone  who participated in a Second Saturday program.  It was a colossal success!  Thanks to hundreds of surveys, countless conversations, and many crunched numbers, we have learned a lot about how and why people visit this museum and it will make a huge impact on the way we will create and offer programs to our community going forward.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!”    
Curator of Education, Heather Casper 

We are so grateful to the Minnesota State Arts Board for funding Second Saturdays in 2018 and we look forward to learning if we have received this grant again for 2019. Grantees will be announced mid-to-late November. If awarded, Second Saturdays at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum would re-launch in February of 2019.  

*A special thanks to the following collaborators: 
Brian Voerding, Engage Winona
Mary Solberg

Preston Cook
Rachel Ryan Dahlgren
Sarah Johnson
National Eagle Center
Winona Area Pollinators Group
Winona Master Gardeners
Mark Swart, Sundance Grasses and Perennials 
Aaron Repinski, Winona Tour Boat
Seamus St. Clair
Kairos Alive!
The Dust Settlers
Heidi Guenther Ryan 
Project FINE
Annie Hejny
Monica Hennessy Mohan, City of Winona
MMAM Volunteers!  (SO many awesome volunteers!) 

We still would like to hear from you.  If you attended a Second Saturday and would like to share your responses to the program, please email us at



Preston Cook leads a tour of his collection in the exhibition Eagles Over the Water, 

during Second Saturday: Eagles Extravaganza.

Cellist Rachael Ryan Dahlgren performs in the Richard and Jane Manoogian Gallery 

during Second Saturday: Color. 

Children enjoy the galleries during Second Saturday: Women in Art

A family creates their own artwork during Second Saturday: Gardens & Art.

Volunteer Docent Jenn Beachle (with Magnolia in tow), leads a tour

 during Second Saturday: Women in Art.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.