Our Town

Lanesboro Arts Center

Lanesboro, Minnesota

$50,000

2013

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Downtown Lanesboro. Photo courtesy of the Lanesboro Art Center.

Downtown Lanesboro. Photo courtesy of the Lanesboro Art Center.

The NEA grant will support a cultural planning process for public art, the transformation of a city parking lot into a public space for poetry, and creation of art sculptures through a community iron pour. Project activities will engage the community to embed the arts into the infrastructure of the town through sculptural installations and artistic signage that enliven underutilized public space. Workshops will be held for participants to create iron medallion sculptures to be installed along a central walking trail. Lanesboro Arts Center, City of Lanesboro, and Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce will collaborate with community organizations, local libraries, and public schools. The population of Lanesboro is 754.