WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Shell Lake Arts Center receives a generous grant of $4,860 from the Wisconsin Arts Board. 

Tara Burns, Executive Director of the Shell Lake Arts Center states, “On behalf of the Shell Lake Arts Center, I wish to thank the Wisconsin Arts Board and its efforts to enhance the quality of life for people in Northwest Wisconsin by providing vital funding for arts education and cultural programs. Working with extremely limited resources, the Wisconsin Arts Board continues to have a profound and enduring impact on the lives of the youth and adults who participate in our programs each year.”

With the support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Shell Lake Arts Center is serving an estimated 630 youth this year in arts programs ranging from instrumental and vocal music to theater and visual arts.  Throughout its 52 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.
If you would like more information about programs at the Shell Lake Arts Center, or how you can get donate, please call the office at 715-468-2414, or visit their website at www.shelllakeartscenter.org.  

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