MMAM’s Second Saturday celebrates pets with ‘Artful Paws’


Celebrate your furry friends at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of MMAM’s Second Saturday events. This month’s theme is Artful Paws, inspired by the current MMAM exhibition, “Seth Casteel: Underwater Dogs.”

September’s event offers $1 admission for all, free guided tours, art-making activities, live music in the galleries, the search-and-find game Bingo Overboard!, and many pet-inspired experiences.

Activities for September’s Second Saturday: Artful Paws, include a 30-minute highlights tour, which offers an orientation to the museum’s collections and a Pups in Paintings tour with MMAM Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree. Create your own pet pins and metal mutts, a craft inspired by the metalworking technique of Repoussé. Live music in the galleries will feature Jim Reineke and Tiffany Strande. Keeping with September’s theme, Minneapolis-based artist Megan Murrell will be on-site demonstrating her talents by creating animal and pet portraits. For more information and for a detailed schedule of events, please visit

Second Saturdays is an arts-access program with the goal of reducing intimidation and increasing comfortable access to fine arts for everyone. MMAM developed Second Saturdays to change, expand and enrich the way people connect with the community in Winona. MMAM is also pleased to offer free rides to and from the museum with the Winona Transit Service Dial-a-Ride. Please call 507-454-6666 to schedule your ride.

Second Saturdays are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This highly competitive arts-access grant encourages arts organizations across the state to invest in programming that creates long-term engagement between arts organizations and their communities.

Founded in 2006, MMAM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.


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