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Profiles in Service: Cook County Community Foundation salutes Art 'Round Town

Oct 29, 2020 06:34AM ● By Editor

Photos:  Art Around Town


From the Cook County Community Foundation - October 1, 2020

Cook County is blessed to having many passionate and dedicated non-profit organizations that work hard to enhance the lives of the people who live here.  This month, the Cook County Community Foundation is partnering with Boreal Community Media to salute many of its past grant recipients and how they have put those dollars to work to help make our community a better place to live.  

You can make a difference too – make your tax deductible donation to the Cook County Community Foundation by sending your check to Cook County Community Fund, P.O. Box 763, Grand Marais, MN 55604 or by following this link to make an on-line donation:


By Ann Marie MershonPresident, Art ‘Round Town

Art ‘Round Town is an organization originally established to save the student murals on the side of the old co-op building. We were only able to save particular motifs, so we were marginally successful. We have yet to find a home for those motifs.

Since then we have paid for the production of the large mosaic mural on the west side of Johnson’s Grocery as well as three sets of locally-produced banners to welcome both locals and tourists to Grand Marais. We’re in the process of producing a fourth set, and our plans are to help local artists produce public art throughout the county. We received Cook County Community Foundation funds to support one of our banner projects.


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