the who and the why

smBlogI am Kristin Allen; owner, anchor-tenant and curator of greenwater garage + gallery. I am an artist & designer with work experience in many industries in marketing and communications, product and graphic design, packaging and retail display. I am a freelance designer on the creative team at redstar creative, an advertising & marketing agency in Willmar, MN.

My current passion is for community building, creative placemaking and collaborative art projects—all happening here in our little town of New London! I have had the honor of serving as the Artistic Director for the Riverspace Project (made possible by an ArtPlace America grant), which empowered the community to embrace an underused natural resource through public art projects. We worked closely with enthusiastic project leaders, Forecast Public Art, our community partners and the national ArtPlace America network to make our own rural mark on the field of creative placemaking. Fantastic stuff!


I love it here at greenwater. Stuff happens here; important stuff. Stop by for a tour & a visit sometime!