What’s Happening?

What’s happening at the square?

Arts Advocacy Day is March 6th. Join Arts Enthusiasts From Around the State! On March 6, 2018 Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will bring hundreds of arts advocates from around the state to the State Capitol for “Arts Advocacy Day” to thank legislators for following through on the promise of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that dedicated funds to conservation and the arts. Last year 1000 arts advocates filled the capitol!

Attendees include painters, tenors, dancers, cellists, French horn players and other artists of all kinds, arts administrators and representatives from every arts organization statewide from the big organizations to the smallest all volunteer choir on the northern border, joining together to show the strength of Minnesota’s arts community.

Previous Arts Advocacy Days have resulted in significant increases in state arts funding (that goes out in grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils). The Legacy Amendment, which tripled arts funding in 2008, was passed on Arts Advocacy Day!

Minnesotans overwhelmingly approved the Legacy Amendment, passing it by 56%, which created four new dedicated funds for land, water, parks and arts in 2008. In the last several years arts advocates and supportive legislators had to fight off legislative suggestions that the Legacy Arts & Culture Fund be diverted away from the arts. These are all good reasons to attend this annual event but you don’t have to go to Arts Advocacy Day at the capitol to be an advocate for the arts. Support your local arts community by attending shows, buying a ticket, make a donation or just buy some art. All of these activities support the arts in your community and make Glenwood a more vibrant place to live.

Come see the new collections of art available for sale at The Box Office by Central Square located at 18 E Minnesota Ave. We are open Monday thru Friday from 10-4 and Saturday’s from 10-2pm. We showcase the work of over 30 local area artisans and crafters at very affordable prices. We sell tickets to all shows at Central Square at this location too.

As a non-profit organization, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center—YOUR community center appreciates all you can do to help us promote our events. Our activities are funded in part by grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

Call “The Box Office” by Central Square at 320-634-0400 for tickets and information.

For more information on this and other activities at Central Square you can go to our website at www.centralsquare.org or you can LIKE us on Facebook. Central Square offices are open Monday thru Thursday from 10-4 and we can be reached at 320.634.0400. Thanks for participating in our activities at Central Square YOUR community center. Life is short, buy the concert tickets!!!

Help us by saving your Tom’s receipts for us. We would like to reach that $100,000 total but we need your help to get there. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Remember to like us on Facebook at CSQinc.

You can see many great photos of past activities on our Facebook page including works from the gallery. Continue to look through our website for more information and a full calendar of all of our events. Thank you for supporting us.

If you are interested in getting our monthly newsletter with all the events planned at Central Square send an email to: office@centralsquare.org and we will add you to our mailing list.

Central Square is YOUR community center, a nonprofit organization that relies on the support of our community. In order to continue to bring you a quality facility and programs we need your support.

See you at the Square!

Cheryl Larson
Executive Director
Central Square