Third space: Artists on main street
What is Third Space? It's an opportunity for ALL Winonans to get outside and discover their downtown.
WHAT IT IS: This activity is part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between the Winona Main Street Program, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Springboard for the Arts, with support from the Bush Foundation.
THE GOAL: To create activity and installations to draw people from Levee Park and into the business district. All projects must take place between the intersection of 2nd and Main, to Third and Main and down to Third and Lafayette.
HOW IT WORKS: This artist-led placemaking initiative is meant to be varied, from passive or interactive installations, exhibits, programming or 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.
WHERE IT IS: All events are outside from the entrance of Levee Park at 2nd and Main, down to Third and Lafayette Streets.
2019 Third Space Artist training
Are you creative? Do you have an idea for something that could engage the public in Winona as they are out and about downtown? Attend the Placemaking Training!
WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 9-12:30 pm
WHERE: The Garage Co-Work Space, 123 Lafayette Street
SIGN UP HERE: Click to Register for Workshop
MORE INFO: Contact Emily Kurash Casey
The short version: Up to $1000 each for up to one dozen individual art-based events is available for Winona Artists to create programming on Third Street in Downtown Winona, but artists interesting in applying are required to attend this training session, or one of last year's training sessions.
The long version:The Winona Main Street Program is seeking artist submissions for “Third Space,” a series a installations or programming that will be held outside on Third Street in Downtown Winona from May-October. Funding up to $1000 each for approximately 12 projects is available, but artists must attend this workshop in order to be eligible to apply. Artists who attended last year's training are also welcome to apply, and do not need to attend this year's training if they are unable to.
Third Space is part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between the Winona Main Street Program, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Springboard for the Arts, with support from the Bush Foundation. The goal of Third Space is to create free programming for the public to be held outside on Third Street between Center Street and Lafayette Street, 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 art-based activities as a hobby. There will be approximately 12 projects funded at $1000 awarded, featuring smaller events as well as two to three signature events that will be awarded a slightly higher amount.
Anyone with interest in applying is required to attend this free training work shop.
2018 Third Space projects
Free Family Concert Series | Flutistry | September 13, 6-7 pm
Free Family Concert Series | Deutches Duo | October 4, 6-7 pm
Halloweenona: Spooky and Silly Halloween Family Fun | October 27, 4-8 pm
Keep your eyes open! Other Third Space projects are meant to be found as surprises.