Creative Contests

The Arts Consortium of Carver County is looking for artists and poets.

The silo at the entrance to Jonathan in Chaska is getting a new look, and local artists are invited to submit their designs by Jan. 15. The Jonathan Association will pay $1,500 for the winning design. The silo is 36 feet high and 46 feet around. Submit designs to Barb Hone at or P.O. Box 462, Chaska, MN 55318.

The Arts Consortium of Carver County is also collecting poems for its annual poetry contest. Send poems to Dan O’Brien at Poems should be submitted as a word document, and make sure to include name, email and street address, as well as school and grade (if applicable). Winners will be announced in April, which is National Poetry Month. Visit for information about the silo design or the poetry contest.