Sheila Smith

Sheila Smith

Sheila Smith is executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts ( and chair of Creative Minnesota (


Minnesota’s vibrant creative community is in crisis

By: - August 14, 2020

Gathering people together in community for experiences and education is the lifeblood of the arts, and on or around March 15 the gatherings suddenly stopped. No plays in theaters, no art fairs or galleries where artists could sell their wares, no community arts classes, no singing choirs, all abruptly silenced.  It’s not just that Minnesota’s […]