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27th Annual Conference for Young Artists goes Virtual

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Students in grades K-8 can learn new art techniques and broaden their perspective on art by participating in the 27th annual Conference for Young Artists. This conference helps enhance students’ creative and artistic talents by exposing them to a variety of art topics — including simple bookmaking and nature journaling to...
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Hutchinson Community Art Contest

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COMMUNITY ART CONTEST! Main Street Banner Project – show your community pride! This contest is open to ALL AGES The City of Hutchinson, with the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and the Hutchinson Ambassadors are seeking artists of all experience levels and ages to help design the newest street banners....
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$20,000 Grant Opportunity: NEA Big Read

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Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program: What?  The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants of up $20,000 for community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person). Organizations can choose one of six available books. They can also tie in thematically-related books...
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SWWC Virtual Young Writers Conference

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The Virtual Young Writers Conference is now open for registrations. Students will discover how creative their imaginations can be. Knowledgeable presenters will teach them writing techniques on how to express their thoughts using written words. They will learn writing is an exciting skill that can open a lifetime of opportunities...
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The Barn Theatre Presents: Child’s Play

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Join the Barn Theatre for an interactive weekly event bringing people together through creativity. Make art & friends out doors! Wednesday this summer, 1-2 pm. Meet at the front door of The Barn Theatre, 321 4th St SW, Willmar and join in various outdoor public spaces in downtown Willmar. *Implementing...
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Updates & Opportunities from COMPAS

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Join COMPAS Teaching Artist Desdamona to reflect and write your own poetry! Your Weekly Dose of Creativity Minnesotans have been dealing with a lot of hardship in the past few months, but we know that art will continue to heal and connect us. This week, take some time to reflect...
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Come Home to Laura Ingalls on YouTube & Facebook

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“COME HOME TO LAURA INGALLS”…still alive this summer on Youtube or Facebook ! The Wilder Pageant is hosting a free Laura event online in lieu of live summer production “Fragments of Dream”. To satisfy both audience and devout theater folk, they are creating “Laura’s Prairie Summer”, a series of six...
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Upcoming COMPAS Events

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All year long, COMPAS partners with libraries and recreation centers to bring art and art-making directly to the community at no cost to you! And now, they’re providing video lessons you can follow along with from your own home! Spark your creativity with any (or all) of the upcoming complimentary programs:...
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