"The art and creator community of Winona and the South Eastern Region of Minnesota is strong. Its strength comes from the countless individuals that have poured their hearts, passion, and hard work into it. Without the artists and the organizations that support them, our communities would be a shadow of what they are now. It is all our duty to do what we can with the talents we have. Every creator needs a chance to be recognized for the impact and good they have on the community, no matter how small. It is my belief that with time, hard work, and little luck we can all collectively create the most supportive creator community seen yet. So, I am calling on artists, organizations, community members; all creators in their own right, to support the arts and do what you can to make your community the best it can be."