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Investment in the Arts is the Foundation for Building Vibrant Communities

In Iowa’s Creative Corridor, we are fortunate to enjoy an excellent quality of life. That is largely due to the abundance of arts and culture in our community. In today’s hyper-connected, highly-customized world, I truly believe arts and culture are the most important tools to ensuring growth in our communities. When you observe the cities, both big and small, who are doing it right, they all have a flourishing arts sector.

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Postcard from Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota

November 30, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with Mayor Roy C. Buol of Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by Ronald W. Tigges So I thought I’d work up an appetite for Thanksgiving with a pre-holiday trip to Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. We started out in Dubuque, Iowa, and met up there with Bill O’Brien, […]

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Legion Arts: Building Community

August 17, 2011 By Rebecca Gross The original CSPS Hall (top), built in 1891, has been restored by Legion Arts. Below, the building during the renovation process. Top photo coutesy of Legion Arts; bottom photo by Mel Andringa For a multidisciplinary presenting organization dedicated to contemporary, cutting-edge art, Legion Arts made an unusual decision when […]

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Legion Arts: Building Community

August 17, 2011 By Rebecca Gross The original CSPS Hall (top), built in 1891, has been restored by Legion Arts. Below, the building during the renovation process. Top photo coutesy of Legion Arts; bottom photo by Mel Andringa For a multidisciplinary presenting organization dedicated to contemporary, cutting-edge art, Legion Arts made an unusual decision when […]

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