JANUARY 14, 2021. St. JOSEPH, MICH. - Krasl Art Center (KAC) reopens to the public on Friday, January 15, and will remain open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 11 AM - 5 PM with a welcoming new look thanks to a 2020 grant awarded by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA).
Guests have the opportunity to explore Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass and Shelter in Place in the artlab until January 24. Join KAC for the next exhibitions, KAC Members’ Show: Inspired By... in the main galleries & local ceramist and KAC teaching artist Jennifer Zona in the artlab January 30 - March 28. Visit krasl.org for more information and how to apply to be part of the exhibition and register for free programs.
Krasl Art Center has been awarded a 2021 grant of $24,000 from MCACA. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 597 applications to compete for fiscal year 2021 funding. This grant supports Krasl Art Center’s general operations.
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. KAC’s matching dollars include individual donations and corporate sponsorships.
The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at www.michigan.gov/arts.
As KAC reopens, guests will experience updates in the lobby and a new community lounge that were made possible by a 2020 MCACA grant. Using this grant, KAC was able to source many items locally through Matt Luxem at Metro Business Interiors in downtown Benton Harbor, MI. When not shopping local, KAC chose items from organizations that support environmentally sustainable practices.