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Lanesboro Arts Center receives $313,000 grant from ArtPlace America


Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - ArtPlace America announces the award of a $313,000 grant to Lanesboro Arts Center for the Lanesboro Arts Campus, the vision of engaging a rural region and its visitors in the arts while simultaneously promoting economic development. The Lanesboro Arts Campus project was chosen from over 1,200 applications as an exceptional example of creative placemaking, or putting art at the heart of a portfolio of strategies designed to revitalize communities.

ArtPlace America is a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies committed to accelerating creative placemaking. The 54 organizations that received grants in 2013 were selected from over 1,200 applications. Inquiries came from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Grant amounts range from $750,000 to $33,000 with an average grant size of just over $280,000. The complete list of 2013/2014 ArtPlace America awards can be found at www.artplaceamerica.org

Lanesboro Arts Center, working in partnership with the City of Lanesboro and the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, will be able to use this grant support from ArtPlace America toward the development of the Lanesboro Arts Campus. The Lanesboro Arts Campus vision stems from the belief that the arts have the power to transform spaces and define communities. Lanesboro Area Chamber director Julie Kiehne describes the project and the importance of the arts in our community: “We have partners at the City level, at the Chamber, at the school, within the arts, the outdoors, and agriculture, with the arts acting as a thread that connects all of those different aspects of our community and bringing Lanesboro to a greater place.” For a rural community like Lanesboro and the region of southeast Minnesota, the Arts Campus vision has the potential to significantly affect its cultural and economic sustainability.

More specifically, the Lanesboro Arts Campus will integrate poetry and arts into public spaces, encourage pedestrian activity in Lanesboro by implementing an artful wayfinding system, renovate the St. Mane Theatre and update its second level to create an Artist Residency Center, and stimulate the economy by supporting creative entrepreneurship. The Lanesboro Arts Campus project will also position Lanesboro as a dynamic national model of ‘town as arts center’, strengthening economic deve .....
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, June 16, 2013 from ..... 
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"I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country" Concert

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Back by popular demand, “I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country” will showcase the Rhubarb Sisters at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature familiar tunes set to creative lyrics, crea ..... 
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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) in Winona, Minnesota, will be holding several free community events leading up to the first professional company performance on June 26th. The Festival will inaugurate the 2013 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Co ..... 
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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lan ..... 
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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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VFW Ride for Healing Rally

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

St. Paul, Minn. - The Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that Spring Valley, Minn. will be one of their ‘Rally Points’ for the weeklong Ride For Healing. All Veterans and the Community are invited to Hanson -- Raabe VFW P ..... 
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2013 Harmony City Wide Flag Display

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony City Wide Flag Display is back for a 3rd year. We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this a huge success! We reached our goal last year of over 100 flags and hope to do the same or even more this year. The first year we ..... 
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