Non Profit Organization
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.
The organization was renamed earlier this year 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.
This year, 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''.
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.
Our community consists of anyone who values art from all over Scott and Dakota Counties. Our co