Dozens receive art grants

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – It is a way to make sure the arts do not die off, and many organizations in our area are benefiting from it.

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) handed out more than 60 grants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Everything from area schools to choirs and orchestras are part of it.

One location includes the Albert Lea Art Center.

“We’re able to do a lot of things, we do a monthly lecture series where people that are passionate about the arts, they come in and they talk about their topic with an audience there, so we plan that. We have gallery shows,” said Joyce Purdy with the Albert Lea Art Center.

She said shows like the one they are about to kick off would be tough to put on without grants.

It is called “White on White” and it runs from May 27-July 11 at their new location on West Clark Street.

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