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Local arts council back with a fresh agenda

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY

The local arts council is back on the scene with a new name and a host of fresh ideas to help artists in the community.

Over the last year the newly dubbed Red Lake Arts Council (RLAC), formerly known as the Wilderness Arts Council, has been evaluating the recommendations made by mDm Consulting on the role of arts and artists within the Red Lake area.

“Having thoroughly reviewed the many recommendations, council members have chosen three central initiatives to focus on,” explained RLAC member Janet Hager. “The first has been to partner with Chukuni Communities Development Corporation as a sub-committee providing much needed administrative assistance.”

“The second is to focus on finding ways to directly support and champion Red Lake district artists, and the third is to rebrand, starting with a new name and logo.”

From now until Sept. 8, RLAC is inviting community members to design and submit a new logo for the organization for a chance to win $100 and a year’s membership. Submissions can be dropped off at the CCDC office at 137 Howey St. or emailed to cathy.quesnel@chukuni.com.

The council is also in the process of designing a new website that is expected to launch in mid-September.

“On the website we are looking forward to advertising the work of local artists who are members of the Red Lake Arts Council, upcoming opportunities for artists, and basically just connecting artists in the community,” said RLAC member Cheryl Wilson-Smith.

“As a group we can move together way further than we can as separate artists.”

Artists who are interested in joining the council can do so through CCDC.

Stay up-to-date on RLAC news and events by joining the organization’s group on Facebook.

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