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SHELL LAKE, WI -- The Shell Lake Arts Center receives a generous grant of $4,890 from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

The Arts Center would like to thank the Wisconsin Arts Board for its continued support during this challenging time. Their efforts to enhance the quality of life for people in the community by providing vital funding for arts education and cultural programs continue to have a profound impact on the lives of the youth and adults who participate in their programs each year.

The contributions of the Wisconsin Arts Board will support the Shell Lake Arts Center in two ways: first, through the COVID-19 pandemic as they try to recover from the loss of their 2020 camp season and many of their events, helping carry through to their next season when regular programming can begin again, and second, by expanding their programming to offer online classes throughout the year.

With the support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Shell Lake Arts Center hopes to serve an estimated 630 youth this year in arts programs ranging from instrumental and vocal music to theater and visual arts.  Throughout its 54-year history, the Arts Center has served more than 40,000 youth and adult learners, many of whom have gone on to become professional performers, directors, recording artists, and college and university professors.

Youth aren’t the only ones to benefit from Arts Center programming. Each summer area residents and visitors attend over 35 free concerts performed by our students and performance artists/teachers. In addition, several arts programs and workshops are targeted to adult learners.

The Wisconsin Arts Board receives just pennies from taxpayers each year. These funds then pass to communities throughout the state, fostering educational, cultural, creative, and commercial vitality.


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