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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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“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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Commonweal Celebrates Season 25 All Year Long

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company continues to celebrate 25 Seasons of producing live, professional theatre in Lanesboro with several special events throughout the year. Join Commonweal Company Members two times during the summe ..... 
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Around the World

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Accordionation (duo of Barb Keith and Bill Swa ..... 
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Chuck Suchy will Perform at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Chuck Suchy is a folk musician, songwriter and working farmer from Mandan, North Dakota. Lanesboro Arts Center will host Chuck Suchy in concert on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Working around planting an ..... 
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Local Artist Juried into National Exhibition

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro’s David Tacke is one of 50 artists who have had 69 pieces juried into the national Horizontal Grandeur at the Stevens County Historical Society in Morris, Minnesota. In its sixth year, Horizontal Grandeur was named after Minnesota’s B ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance continues the 2013 series on Saturday July 6 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8pm and admission is $7 at the door. Guest fiddler Lee Guthrie from Hudson, Wis. will join regular Bob Bovee for ..... 
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