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La Crosse’s Arts Board to Host Listening Session on 5-year Strategic Plan

(LA CROSSE, Wis. - January 16, 2020) La Crosse’s Arts Board is inviting artists and patrons of the arts to come together to discuss the direction for the Arts Board over the next five years. This session is a significant opportunity to influence the future in La Crosse arts as the city diversifies and grows in scale. It is also a good chance to connect with other artists on creative solutions to community issues. The discussion will revolve around actions that enhance the Arts District, improve art solicitation and proposals, advocate for the arts in policies and plans, and to analyze gaps and opportunities for public art. It will also cover the Board’s current projects including art for the La Crosse Center expansion and in the River Point District.

Strategic Plan Listening Session - Thursday, January 30th @ 6:00 pm
Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King St.
Food provided

Since the completion of their 2013 Strategic Plan, the Arts Board led several important projects that have had a big impact on La Crosse. It has repurposed the Scroll sculpture pieces, and relocation and refurbishment the Dancers and Lyra sculptures. The Board has facilitated the installation of the Confluence mural on the Pump House and Helping Hands mural on the Main Street Parking Ramp. Members have supported La Crosse Reads events and initiated Artspire. The Board continues to hold public forums and review the conditions of public art in the city. This listening session will help to guide the direction public art takes in the years to come.

For more information, please contact Lewis Kuhlman at kuhlmanl@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7361.

 

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