New Study Looks At Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on Pine City Economy

A new study on the health and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Pine City will be released at 8:30 AM on October 28, 2015, by the Pine City EDA, the East Central Regional Arts Council and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. The presentation of the results will be made at the Pine City Economic Development Association meeting at the Council Chambers in the Pine Government Center, City Hall (Level 1), 315 Main Street S., Pine City, MN 55063 followed by a discussion of the economic impact of the arts and culture in the City.

As the most comprehensive report ever done about the sector’s health and economic impact, Creative Minnesota: The Health and Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector previously broke out data statewide and regionally and is now also available for selected cities and counties. Five local organizations are part of the study, Northwest Company Fur Post, Pine City Arts Council, East Central Minnesota Pride, Pine City Heritage Players, and Pine Center for the Arts, Inc.

As the first of an ongoing series of biennial reports, Creative Minnesota is a snapshot of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences as well as other indicators of the sector’s health and impact on the economy in 2013. The study quantifies the economic impact from 1269 arts and culture organizations in every corner of the state, in addition to information about jobs created, local vs. non-local attendees spending, nonprofit arts and culture organizational budgets, and artist employment levels. 

Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). Americans for the Arts (AFTA) was commissioned to calculate the economic impact of the arts. If you are joining us, please RSVP to

Creative Minnesota and additional research about Minnesota’s arts and cultural community can be downloaded for free at:

Peaceful Pines Farm Celebrates Fall Fun Festival

Peaceful Pines Farm opened their pumpkin patch earlier this fall with a few new things to enjoy.  This weekend, October 10 – 11, they are extending a special invitation to the public for the annual Fall Fun celebration.

We have lots of things for the kids to do. Face painting, bounce houses, corn pit, games with prizes and hot cider too! Activities are all FREE and so is admission.

We have pick your own pumpkins $5 each and we sell apples grown right here too.

Fun Fest hours are:

Saturday Oct. 10th 11am to 6 pm

Sunday  Oct 11th 11am to 4 pm

PumpkinPatchFall Fun