Crossing Arts Alliance scholarship applications available

The $500 grant goes towards a graduating senior going into an arts program.


The Crossing Arts Alliance announces the opening of the application process for its annual arts scholarship.

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in the lakes area (Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake Community, Pequot Lakes, Pillager and Pine River-Backus).

The applicant must be planning to pursue further education in the arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, drama, speech, literary arts, dance/movement, photography and technology-produced arts.

To apply, applicants are asked to answer five questions listed on the Crossing Arts website in either a written narrative (no more than 500 words) or presented through a video (3 to 5 minutes in length).

The deadline to apply is March 26.


Applications and more information can be found at

For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month.

Crossing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in downtown Brainerd at 711 Laurel St.

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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