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2014 Artscape Challenge update: $7,618 donated so far

We’re more than halfway through our campaign to expand MinnPost’s arts coverage — and more than three-quarters of the way to our dollar goal.

Donate today!We’re more than halfway through our 10-day campaign to raise $10,000 to expand MinnPost’s arts coverage. And with $7,618 raised, we’re more than three-quarters of the way to the dollar goal.

That’s great — but we still need to raise another $2,382 by this Friday, June 27. 

Contributions to date have ranged from $5 to $1,000. Thanks to a special challenge pool, each gift to the arts campaign will be matched dollar for dollar.

Two donors have taken the extra step of becoming sustaining members during this arts campaign. By checking the “recurring monthly” box, they’ll automatically keep their $5 or $10 a month contributions going — to help sustain arts coverage into the future.

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We’re always interested in hearing why people choose to donate. The comments below are shared with permission.

Please help us expand arts coverage on MinnPost. Thanks for your support!

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It is an excellent and eclectic source of information.” Gail Sorensen, Saint Paul

“The arts are an important part of what makes the Twin Cities a stimulating place. Keep up — and improve — your good work.”   Roy and Linda Close, Minneapolis

“I always have been interested in the arts!”  Marcia and John Stout, Minneapolis

“I most especially valued the coverage of the MN Orchestra during the lockout. That was vital, as you didn’t hear much of that in the media (particularly the Star Tribune).”  Stephanie Sarich, Minnetonka

“ For better coverage of classical music and opera — In respect for the work of Doug Grow”  J. Newlin, Saint Paul

“More coverage means more exposure for all the various artists we have here in the Twin Cities, which is great for the community!”  Mary Jo Parker, Saint Paul

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“Because there has to be arts coverage that is uninfluenced by corporate interests.” — James Cullum, Minneapolis

“Pamela Espeland is a wonderful addition to the MinnPost team and we want to read more from her.”  Barbara and Jonathan Scoll, Edina

“Andy S(turdevant) finds unique local places to explore with humor and history.”  Bonnie Wilson, Oakdale

“Great coverage & writers.”  Frederic Clayton, Saint Paul

“Art explains us to ourselves, allows us to escape to a higher realm, brings beauty and understanding into our lives and provides life’s ‘salt and pepper’ (and sometimes horseradish!)”  Susan Smith Swanson, Wayzata