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Arts and culture weave the social, physical, and economic fabric of community.

R5DC's Placemaking Projects Include:

Sprout MN - funded by Artplace America








deTOUR Downtown

Brainerd Restoration, the City of Brainerd, Five Wings Art Council,

and Region Five Development Commission conducted a creative placemaking initiative

to assist downtown Brainerd during a street construction project.





Sprout À la cARTe inititiave

R5DC staff assists with promoting and supporting the artists for this exciting program,

bringing a mix of local food and art to rural Minnesota. 






"We are building the natural bridge between art, food, culture, and agriculture... because we all eat." 

Arlene Jones

Executive Director

Sprout MN

Bringing together local growers, makers, and artists in the Marketplace with live music and cooking demonstrations in the Sprout kitchen.

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