Area theaters, artist awarded grants
Grants presented by Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.
MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awarded $39,515 in grants to five southwest Minnesota organizations and six artists during its March 22 board meeting.
Friends of the Auditorium in Worthington was awarded $10,000 to purchase and install two ETC High End Systems Lonestar LED lights. The lights include more features with existing lighting instruments.
Green Earth Players, Luverne, was awarded $6,508 to update its rehearsal space, including replacing the stage floor with a more permanent solution for a better, stronger and safer stage floor. Funds will also go toward the purchase of speakers and a small scale mixing board, a new electric piano/keyboard, and basic shop tools.
Adrienne Herbert of Lakefield was awarded a SMAC Quick Support for Individual Artist grant of $954 for supplies to prepare an exhibit for the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington. She will also take a class on working with Encaustics.
All SMAC grants are reviewed by SMAC grant panelists and must then be approved by the SMAC board.