Lakes area artists awarded $1,000 by LRAC grants

The Lake Region Arts Council recently announced the recipients of the Quick Start Grant.

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A previous exhibition at the Lake Region Arts Council's Main Gallery in Fergus Falls
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PERHAM — Eight artists, including several from the lakes area, were awarded $1,000 in funds for the Artist Quick Start Grant rounds by the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) on Sept. 20:

· Penny Kagigebi, Detroit Lakes
· Jessica Chipman, Alexandria
· W. Scott Olsen, Moorhead
· Brian Christensen, Fergus Falls
· Brad Wegscheid, rural Otter Tail County
· Jessica Woods, Detroit Lakes
· Michael Pettit, Dent
· Kathryn Hagstrom, Fergus Falls

These artists will engage in many career-building activities, including taking time to create new work, the purchase of new equipment and supplies and even the development of a new line of artisan furniture. A detailed list of the projects is available on the LRAC website .

Though the Artist Quick Start Grant — from the McKnight Foundation — is offered once a year, the next grant, the Career Development Grant for up to $2,000, will be available beginning Feb. 20, 2023. Guidelines for eligibility for McKnight-funded grant programs can be found on the LRAC website at , and questions can be addressed to the LRAC office via phone at 888-735-9622, email at, or by visiting us the office at 133 S Mill St. in Fergus Falls.

LRAC congratulates the awardees of the 2022 Artist Quick Start Grant Round.

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