Crossing Arts Alliance to distribute Creativity Kits on Sept. 12

Creativity kit distributions for September will include artwork created from the following artists: Karen Cheney, Laurel LaBorde, Lisa Jordan, Cindy Buxton, and Lori Norman. Submitted Photo

Crossing Arts Alliance will distribute Creativity Kits from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 12.

Kits will be available on a table in front of Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd, and volunteers will hand them out at Frandsen Bank & Trust in Baxter, Crosslake and Nisswa.

The kits have two art projects, a coloring sheet and more with artwork created by Karen Cheney, Laurel LaBorde, Lisa Jordan, Cindy Buxton and Lori Norman.

Kits are free to anyone. They will be limited to the first 200 at the Crossing Arts Alliance building with an additional 200 disbursed throughout the Frandsen Bank locations. This event is also supported by Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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