Coronavirus UPDATE - 4/22/2020 

We (Allied Concert Services) are working diligently to reschedule all of the postponed performances from the late winter/spring of the 19 – 20 season.  All of the tours are in the process of being rescheduled either later this summer, or blended into the 20- 21 season. The updated concert dates will be posted once they are "set-in-stone".

We believe that there are better days ahead!  Live performing arts will eventually return to form the backbone of your community cultural life.  The performances will serve as a joyous opportunity to once again see and socialize with your family, friends and neighbors while enjoying a talented and entertaining artist. 

David and Paul Folin
Allied Concert Services
3535 Plymouth Blvd.  #212
Plymouth, MN  55447



In the spring of 1996, a group of community leaders revived the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC), which had been active during the 1980’s.  They started a discussion on ways to enhance the arts’ cultural, education, and entertainment opportunities.  Their first focus was to establish a community arts center.  By 1998, with financial support from Schwan’s Sales Enterprises, Inc. and a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, they were able to lease space for the arts center on Marshall’s Main Street.

A new board of dedicated and enthusiastic members began work on defining goals and reviving the MAFAC organization.  The Center became a link between artists, arts groups and the general public through exhibits and educational art opportunities.  A gift shop featuring local artists was added and a newsletter kept the membership informed of regular exhibits, the developing performance series and art classes. 

Volunteers worked to have the Center open to the public 7-15 hours per week.  A part time coordinator was hired in 1999.  The Art center moved to 3rd Street in 2006 where the larger facility welcomes many visitors daily.  It continues to provide the Marshall area with access to local artistic talent, art exhibits, educational experiences, special events and a gift shop.  It also facilitates information for the public in a central location and is a ticket venue for countless arts activities and performances.  The Center is open 22 hours per week plus additional hours during Christmas holiday season and for summer and special events. 

In addition to the activities downtown Marshall, the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts is the home to the MAFAC Performance Concert Series.  Four to five concerts, from a variety of genres are performed each year from September through May.  Top quality performers from all over the world make their way to Southwest Minnesota to share their story. 

The mission of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council is to dedicate itself to presenting art exhibits and performances, promoting local artistic talents, and provide educational experiences.

Marshall Area Fine Arts Council
P.O. Box 531
109 N. Third St.
Marshall, MN  56258

Jan Loft, Board President:  507-532-5463

Performance Committee
Kim Christianson, Co-Chair
Sandy Wyffels, Co-Chair

Concert Venue

Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts
(High School Theater)
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Marshall Middle School Theater - Alternate Venue
401 S. Saratoga Street
Marshall, MN  56258
Map Location