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.

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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.