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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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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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Friends cut down 200-year-old tree in Lanesboro

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Home & Garden

By Jade Sexton The huge white oak tree fell over during a storm last summer in the backyard of Dona Conway. The fallen tree took up much of the backyard, and it remained there most of the summer until a group of Amish cut it up and hauled the brush ..... 
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5th Annual Rhubarb Run will award homemade rhubarb pies to all winners

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Rhubarb Run 5K and 1-Miler celebrate the funniest vegetable in all of Minnesota. Saturday, June 1 the race activities will be staged one block west of downtown Lanesboro, off County Road 8. Check-in and same-day registration start at 8:00 a.m. under ..... 
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Mock Crash has an impact on Lanesboro students

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge “Mothers and daughters have a very special bond. From the moment Sydney was born, she was a true light in my life. Every day was a wonderful day because Sydney was a part of it… Sydney had dreams of becoming a wife and mot ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about senior class trip

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School seniors Michael Holst and Kirsten Ruen attended the school board meeting on May 13 and talked about the recent senior class trip to Washington, D.C. The seniors were gone from April 3-11. “It was amazing, ..... 
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Peterson awarded scholarship at SDSU

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Katlyn Peterson of Lanesboro, Minn. was awarded the Matthew and Colleen Vukovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University. Peterson is a exercise science major at SDSU, where she is active in ..... 
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