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Local artists receive grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Local Carlton County organizations were awarded grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council on Jan. 19.

The Carlton County Historical Society was awarded a $3,650 Rural and Community Art Project grant to produce "Voices from the Flame, A Readers Theater Commemorating the Fires of 1918," along with a published collection of poetry and prose telling the tale of the great fires of Carlton County.

Washington Elementary in Cloquet was awarded a $4,800 Rural and Community Art Project grant to work with artist Adam Swanson to create a 13-foot x 8-foot mural based on the local landscape and animals of the Lake Superior Water Basin. The artist will give short presentations to students in grades K-5 who will aid in concept development and create small paintings to be used to border the main body of the mural.

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is a regional nonprofit that has been encouraging local arts development in northeastern Minnesota through arts funding and services for over 35 years.

For the complete list of those awarded in the Arrowhead Region, visit www.aracouncil.org.

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