Arts Capital Grants

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Owatonna Arts Center

The Owatonna Foundation has funded several important projects at the Arts Center: the construction of a catering kitchen, restrooms, and lighting and sound system in the galleries, performance hall and studio. Many visitors are impressed with the elegant surroundings and well-equipped studios. The Owatonna Arts Center is a welcoming place to enjoy a gallery exhibition, musical performance, or take a class.

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Little Theatre of Owatonna

The Owatonna Foundation has awarded four grants to the Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) for upholstering the auditorium seats, air conditioning the auditorium, updating the lighting and sound system, and other capital improvements.

Grants from the Owatonna Foundation have enhanced the overall theater experience for members of the community who come to enjoy the plays.

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Central Park Bandstand

The Owatonna Foundation provided significant financial support for the design and construction of the Central Park Bandstand in 2004. This facility is a replica of the bandstand that stood on the exact same site at the end of the 19th Century. One major improvement to the original bandstand, is that one wall of the new facility, by means of hydraulic actuators, converts the vertical wall into a large horizontal stage, running the length of the building.