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Burnett County Arts Festival

This weekend, I visited the Burnett County Arts Festival in Siren held at the Lakeview Event Center. The all day open house featured Mr. Jens Rasmussen, a talented painter and gifted writer. I felt fortunate to know Jens personally and always enjoyed receiving his handwritten letters.

The Festival had many types of art works for admirers, tourists, and connoisseurs. It was a great time.

Art in our communities has widespread cultural and economic benefits. Community efforts are growing in Northwestern Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Arts Board plays an active role in fostering these economic and cultural benefits statewide.