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Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awards grants

More than $20,000 distributed in four area counties.

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board met April 26 and awarded $94,289 in grant funds to 14 organizations, eight students, and four artists in southwest Minnesota, for a total of 27 grants awarded.

Among area recipients were:

  • The Friends of the Edgerton Public Library, $2,500, to bring a Missoula Children’s Theater performance to their community. MCT will help the library offer 50-60 community youth the opportunity to participate in a full-length musical. This will happen in late July, and they plan to do a production of “Little Red Riding Hood.”
  • Green Earth Players, Luverne, $4,114, for its community theater production of “Elf, The Musical Jr.” in November at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Grant funds will go toward set production, costumes and staging.
  • Murray County Historical Society, Slayton, $5,550, for the annual Front Porch Music series, to include four concerts. The first concert will take place at the End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie on July 21. The next three will take place on the following Thursdays at the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton, from the front porch.
  • Rhythm of the River, Jackson, $7,000, for its 15th music festival July 8-9, at the historic Fort Belmont in Jackson.
  • Steven Bergeson, Jackson, $1,000 to mount and frame 16 watercolor paintings and 12 oil paintings for his upcoming exhibit at the Jackson Center for the Arts.
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