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COVID-themed art still being sought by La Crosse arts board

Brad Williams

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La Crosse’s city arts board is making more plans to commission two-dimensional works of art commemorating the COVID pandemic. 

The board is accepting proposals from artists, with a tentative deadline of next Wednesday, July 15th. 

Board members have been looking for funding which would be available to artists. 

The project might also be expanded to include works of art dealing with racism, following the protests after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.     

The secretary for the arts board, Lewis Kuhlman, can be contacted at [email protected].

In addition, as the La Crosse Center is going through an expansion project, the city of La Crosse is identifying areas of the center where works of art could be displayed. 

The arts board has identified rooms, hallways, and other locations at the civic center for items made by local artists. 

While some art could go into meeting rooms now being built at the center, others could be posted in lobbies and walkways, and statues could be placed outside entrances to the building.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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