History, Personnel, Mission-Vision-Values, Annual Report

Founded July 16, 1979 as the Arts and Heritage Council, the Arts Center of Saint Peter was established by and for the community to share the great treasures of music, art, theater, literature, poetry and dance.

With the loss of Arts and Heritage Council’s home in a historic school building in the March 1998 St. Peter tornado, in 1999 the Arts Center of Saint Peter re-organized and in June 2000 opened its newly acquired and remodeled facility at 315 South Minnesota Avenue. The purpose of today’s Arts Center of Saint Peter remains to promote education, interest in and support for the fine arts through exhibitions, performances, education and outreach. Many founding members, including Joel and Carol Moline, remain active as volunteers and advisors to the Arts Center Board of Directors, staff, and teaching artists.

2019 Board of Directors

  • Emily Stark, President
  • Lindsay Prunty, Vice President
  • Josh Reinitz, Treasurer
  • Judie Bjorling, Secretary
  • Gary Campbell
  • Danielle Gustafson-Sundell
  • Rachael Hanel
  • Nicole Helget
  • Dana Melius
  • Michele Rusinko
  • Shawn Schloesser

Staff & Lead Volunteers

  • Ann Rosenquist Fee, Executive Director, 507-351-6521 (cell)
  • Juana Arias, Clay Center Manager, 507-931-3630
  • Teresa Saum, Lead Docent, 507-931-3630
  • Stephanie Thull, Gallery Shop Coordinator & Operations Assistant, 507-931-3630
  • Carol Moline, President Emerita & Membership Coordinator
  • Joel Moline, Gallery Committee Chair
  • Joan Olson, Host Committee Chair
  • Madalyn Dent, Becca Johnson, Marlen Ramirez, Youth Liasons

Annual Reports

View or download the Arts Center’s 2018 annual report and financials.

View or download the Arts Center’s 2017 annual report and financials.

View or download the Arts Center’s 2016 annual report and financials.

View or download the Arts Center’s 2015 annual report and financials.

View or download the Arts Center’s 2014 annual report and financials.

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MISSION, VISION, VALUES

MISSION

Based on a conviction that the arts play an essential role in vibrant communities, the Arts Center of Saint Peter embraces a mission that stimulates and supports a broad range of artistic activity throughout Southern Minnesota. We accomplish this by providing inspiring exhibits, engaging performances, important education and meaningful community outreach.

VISION

The strategies in service to each vision are developed by the board and the executive director each year, and presented at the annual membership meeting. The director is held accountable for progress on those strategies via discussions at monthly board meetings.

Vision Statement 1: Deepen the presence of the arts and the Arts Center as an essential part of community life in Southern Minnesota.

Vision Statement 2: Maximize our local involvement such that Southern Minnesota residents, businesses, and city officials seek out the Arts Center to participate in community initiatives.

Vision Statement 3: Continue to support a changing and diverse community through engaging diversity in artists, performances, and participants in Arts Center activities.

Vision Statement 4: Strengthen our ability to foster the development of visionary, skilled, and enthusiastic artistic creators and advocates.

VALUES

We believe in inclusion, creativity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the value of all who work here, staff and volunteers. We show this in our programming as well as our management.

We believe that we have a role to play in making our community better by mirroring the values we hold and seeking partnerships that will further these values.

We believe in the diversity of ideas and cultural norms, and will never discriminate against any person on the basis of race, skin color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. This too will show in our programming as well as our outreach and our management.

We value learning for our staff, our board, and our volunteers and seek every opportunity to facilitate that learning.

We value teaching and fostering creativity, discovery, and innovation in our staff, our volunteers, our students and all who walk through our doors.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Arts Center of Saint Peter provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Arts Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Arts Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Arts Center’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.