Artists on Main Street

Willmar, Olivia look to brighten up downtowns with the arts

November 27, 2018

Willmar, Olivia look to brighten up downtowns with the arts
WILLMAR—The cities of Olivia and Willmar hope the Artists on Main Street program will bring new excitement to their downtowns, which have seen significant changes and challenges in the last several years. “We will be able to use art as a problem solver. We can use art to confront some of those challenges downtown, the perception of downtown,” said Sarah Swedburg, Willmar city planner and the coordinator for the city’s newly re-established Minnesota Main Street program. Susie Lang,