The 2019 St. Anthony Park Arts Festival team would like to express our gratitude to everybody who helped make this 50th Anniversary arts and community event in support of our branch library the best ever! Oh, and it was extra nice that the weather cooperated!
From the Arts Festival Committee:
Tanya Anderson - Co-Director
Deanna Seppanen - Co-Director
Libby Baur - Sponsors
Trevor Cobb - Graphic Design
Kay Sorlien - Hospitality
Patty Stolpman - Past Director
Rachel Tranberry - Publicity
Bob Zalaznik - Logistics and Food Vendors
Susan Dean - Book Sale Chair
Phil Rukavina - Music Stage Manager
Mike Whitney - Music Stage Assistant
Lisa Sackreiter - Children's Art Tent and Volunteer Coordinator
Simona Boler - Event Photographer
It was a beautiful day, and we’re so thankful for the 2019 Artists who were in the show, and for the fans who showed up to buy beautiful art.
Our sponsors’ support is crucial for making this event happen each year. Their generosity enables us to earmark more of the arts festival fees to be used for programming at the St. Anthony Park Branch Library.
Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts - Award Sponsor
Renewal by Andersen - Event Sponsor
T-Mobile - Major Event Sponsor
Dual Citizen - Music Stage Sponsor
St. Anthony Park Community Foundation - Children’s Art Sponsor, Teatro del Pueblo Sponsor
Terra Firma Building and Remodeling - Chalk Art Sponsor
Tim & Tom's Speedy Market - Music Stage Sponsor
Steve Townley Realty - Chalk Art Sponsor
SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL:
Boy Scout Troop 17
Centennial United Methodist Church
Como Park Senior High School
The Emily Program
The Finnish Bistro
Paul Kirkegaard, DDS
The Little Wine Shoppe
Murray Junior High School
St. Anthony Park Branch Library Staff
St. Anthony Park Garden Club
St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church
St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
To our Featured Artists:
Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti
And to our jurors who curated a great show and selected the award winners!
Kat Corrigan - Show Juror
Kate Daly - Show Juror
Gary Rex Erickson - Show Juror
Susannah Schouweiler - Award Juror
Sandra Shaughnessy - Award Juror
And very special thanks to Mary Knox and the entire staff at the St. Anthony Park Branch Library for their support and help.
Wonderful sounds coming from the stage on the library lawn, all day long, thanks to Phil Rukavina, Stage Manager and Mike Whitney, Assistant Stage Manager.
Center for Irish Music Youth Ensemble
Ted Olsen Trio
Susan Dean leads the amazing used book sale - a huge part of this event. See the full list of volunteers below — they do incredible work!
Artist Jessica Barnd and helpers’ chalk art enhanced the street!
The St. Anthony Park Community Foundation had fun stuff for kids to make at the Children's Art Tent.
Teatro del Pueblo presented “The Adventures of Juan” , made possible by a generous grant from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.
Alisa Mee's Library Storytime was a big hit!
And the Library Storywalk enticed the crowd with following the story of “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More”.
Poetry and henna from Sarah Clark and Lisa Seltzer and crew.
And to our many, many, volunteers! Without each and every one of you, this event isn't possible - much gratitude:
Arts Festival Volunteers
Joseph Wild Crea
Book Sale Volunteers
In addition: Thanks to Branch Manager - Mary Knox, Maintenance Custodian - Craig Trost, and the entire staff at St. Anthony Park Branch Library