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Lanesboro Arts Center one of 59 projects selected nationwide


Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program’s third year of funding. Lanesboro Arts Center (LAC) is one of those grantees and will receive $50,000 to support components of the Lanesboro Arts Campus, which is made up of art in public spaces, buildings that house the arts, pedestrian walkways defined by art, and a walking tour that connects people with the arts. “National recognition from such a prestigious source as the NEA provides momentum as we embark on this exciting placemaking project and progress towards our overall fundraising goal,” stated LAC Executive Director John Davis.

Through Our Town, the NEA supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The grantee projects will encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local economies. All Our Town grant awards were made to partnerships that consisted of at least one nonprofit organization and a local government entity.

The Lanesboro Arts Campus project is a partnership between the Lanesboro Arts Center and the City of Lanesboro. NEA Our Town funding for the ‘Lanesboro Arts Campus’ project will be specifically targeted to integrate art into the existing city infrastructure of a parking lot, public gateway park, and connecting walking trail. Artful wayfinding systems, poetry, and public art will connect the community with downtown art spaces and integrate the arts into the social fabric of the city, engaging the city and its visitors while promoting economic development.

“This is an exciting time to announce the Our Town grants as a national conversation around creative placemaking advances and deepens,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “The NEA leads on this topic not only through our funding but through webinars, publications, and research. With these resources we will help to ensure that the field of creative placemaking continues to mature, enhancing the quality of life for communities across the country.”

The NEA received 254 applications for Our Town this year. Grant amounts ranged from $25,000 to $200,000 with a median grant amount of $50,000. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Our Town grant support, please visit the NEA web si .....
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Nauvoo

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

In his solo performance “Nauvoo,” Seth Bockley portrays two Utopian visionaries who led ambitious projects in the same small Illinois town on the banks of the Mississippi. Using stones, furniture and a physical performance style, Bockley portra ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria again entices food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of two year’s celebrated successes, rave reviews of participants and patrons and back by popular demand, ExpoCulinaria—An experience of taste, will fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday even ..... 
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“SWITCH” to be shown in Third Friday Film Series

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Next up in the Third Friday Film Series is ‘SWITCH’, a documentary film about energy resources, in keeping with the series’ theme of “Energy” in 2013. The July Third Friday Film will be held at Eagle Bluff Environment ..... 
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‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics by Duluth, Minn. artist Lenore Lampi in the Cornucopia Artist Spotlight at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens with an artist reception on Saturday, July 27 from 6-8 pm and runs through August 25, 201 ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Receives Grant Support

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, has been the recipient of grant monies totaling more than $60,000 during the first half of 2013. Now in its 25th season, the Commonweal continues to serve a ..... 
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Winona Brass Band to Perform in Chatfield

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Winona Brass Band will perform on Thursday, July 18 in the Chatfield “Music in the Park” concert series at the Chatfield City Park Band Shell. The concert begins at 7:30. Food will be served from 6:00-7:30 by R4 Meats and the Root River Rabb ..... 
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Cedar Valley Bluegrass will perform in Houston

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Cedar Valley Bluegrass formed in the fall of 2001. They promote bluegrass music and have a love of it. All of the members come with experience in the bluegrass field. Dale Boggess, lead singer, is from Waverly, Iowa. He retired from Maytag i ..... 
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Live Jam with J.J. Mensink Concert Friday Night

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony Arts Board is pleased to announce that Friday evening July 19 local artist, J.J. Mensink and others will take the stage at the Old Legion Hall in Harmony, Minn. Scheduled at 7:30 to 9:30, “Live Jam with J.J. Mensink” is a concert t ..... 
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