Mailing Address:
Grin City Collective
P.O. Box 134 Grinnell, IA 50112

Phone: (515) 346-8646




Molly Rideout

Executive Director

Molly oversees all administration, outreach management and development at Grin City. A fiction and non-fiction writer from Madison, WI, Molly earned her B.A. at Grinnell College before going on to become Director of the rapidly expanding Grinnell Area Arts Council. She is currently earning her M.F.A. in Fiction at The Ohio State University. She was a 2016 Antenna artist-in-residence (New Orleans), and a commissioned writer for Wormfarm’s Farm/Art DTour (Wisconsin). In 2014 her visual art/fiction piece "Due Date" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Other publications: Prairie Gold: An Anthology of America’s Heartland, Front Porch Journal, Wapsipinicon Almanac, Bluestem, Marathon Lit Review, Embodied Effigies.

Joe Lacina

Founder, Web Designer & Project Coordinator

Joe oversees the website, graphic design work, and assists Grin City artists and writers with collaborative social practice projects. Joe is an artist, curator and designer from Grinnell, Iowa, Joe received his B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. After college he founded Extra Extra (2009-2012), an art gallery and performance space located in Philadelphia, PA. Joe has exhibited work at LVL3 Gallery in Chicago IL, Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR and at the ICA in Philadelphia, PA. Currently Joe is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture at the University of Iowa.



Alex Braidwood

Sound Artist, Iowa State Professor of Design

Erin Bustin

Singer, Fundraiser

Katie In

Musician, Art Organizer

Bill Menner

USDA Iowa Director of Rural Development 

Jordan Scheibel

Owner of Middle Way Farm

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