SMALL TOWNS ARE FOR BIG IDEAS
          OPEN SPACES NEVER CLOSE

 
   
Mark

The role of the citizen artist is to discern, nurture, cultivate, and encourage the existing culture of a place.


Mary Welcome is a citizen artist with an emphasis on cultural empowerment in rural and under-recognized communities. She believes in small towns, long winters, optimists, parades, and talking about feelings. Her life-long collaborators include Cabin-Time, Camp Little Hope, M12 Studio, Art of the Rural, Common Field, Springboard for the Arts, and the United States Postal Service.

Current Work          

Tools for Inquiry with Nicole Lavelle.
This Will Take Time, Point Arena, California

Creative Community Design Build with Homeboat.
The Yes! House, Granite Falls, Minnesota

Rural Environments Field School
Rancho La Florida, Conejos, Colorado

Recent Work          

Hello Hola
Neighbor Vecino


Development of a replicable model for a Community Advocate Program based on research and collaboration with a team of neighbors in St. James, Minnesota.








Recent Work          







The Year of Play


A multidisciplinary, artist-led initiative that seeks to use art and culture to inspire play for all ages in Fergus Falls, Minnesota while celebrating and making visible the city’s unique assets, promoting wellness through active living, facilitating community interaction, and infusing a sense of fun and wonder in our daily engagements with the city.




MARY WELCOME WELCOMES YOU
PO BOX 364          PALOUSE, WASH