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Studio at Living Opportunities Announces Upcoming Holiday Art Show and Sale!

The Studio at Living Opportunities is hosting its Holiday Art Show and Sale Thursday, December 6 from 4:30 – 7:00pm. Please join us for an evening of music and refreshments! One of a kind art, calendars and note cards will be available for purchase. The Studio is located at 32 S .Central Avenue, Medford (directly across from the Craterian Theater). Please call 541-261-5289 for further information.

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John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America

John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America. from HuffPost Arts

After some months (it could be argued, years), Rocco Landsman, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has put together a national organization dedicated to building creative places in cities around the country, demonstrating the vital link between the arts and economic development.

Called ArtPlace, it continues the work of the NEA to fund a li grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000, for “creative placemaking.” These projects, the NEA believes, “contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.”

Landsman, among others in the Obama administration, philanthropies and corporations alike, have argued that creative places or “creative clusters” as they are also called, are the incubators of creativity and crucial to development of a creative and innovative workforce.

But the

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Grants Pass Art Faire Raises Funds for Rogue Valley Humane Society

What a terrific time we had at this year’s Art Faire and Wine Tasting! Even though the Schmidts had their own club event scheduled the same day, they were so gracious to provide the wine for the RV Humane Society; and Vincenzo Cangilose’s guitar-playing was a big hit to say the least. Great talent, that young man! And how fun it was to have a horse-drawn carriage, miniature horses and adoptive dogs all parading around on a bright, sunny afternoon.

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“Art is not about creating a masterpiece, it’s about painting together a brighter life.”

"Tree of Life," by Mieke Ryneal

Join us at Veranda Park, 1641 Veranda Park Dr. in Medford for an art show/benefit auction and reception July 22nd from 7 PM – 9 PM; wine and appetizers will be served, there will be live music and admission is free. New work by 40 youth from the CAC mentoring programs will be featured.

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What is Your Community Benefit?

The reason for the tax break for nonprofits is that nonprofits are meant to provide a “community benefit.” When you apply for nonprofit status, the forms you have to fill out include making a case that the benefit you will provide (often expressed in your mission statement) is worth the state letting go of your […]

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