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Donations being accepted for youth wall mural project

Art on the Edge is partnering with Anchor House to create a 15-foot-by-100-foot mural on the west wall of the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store at Fourth and Roosevelt in Coeur d’Alene. Art on the Edge is a free art program for area youths and is offered through St. Vincent DePaul. It has offered art classes at Anchor House, a community-based residential and day treatment facility for troubled youths, for several years.

The mural, funded through grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is being overseen by Jan Wilhelmi, a local professional muralist. It will focus on arts and culture, particularly music.

Donations to help meet the community match portion of the grant are being accepted at Capone’s, the Iron Horse, Cricket’s Steakhouse, Cafe Doma, Java, Angelo’s Restaurante, the Coeur d’Alene Do-It Center on Fourth Street, Pilgrim’s, The Office and the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store.

Call for artists

•The Moscow Arts Commission invites area musicians to join the MAC Community Band this summer.

The first rehearsal under the direction of Gary Gemberling will be May 31 in Room 216, Lionel Hampton Music Building, on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow. The band will perform at the first six Fresh Aire Concerts at Moscow’s East City Park on Thursdays beginning June 6.

Auditions are not required, and anyone of any age who plays an instrument is invited to participate. For additional information call (208) 883-7036.

•CREATE, a community arts center in Newport, Wash., is seeking amateur and professional artists to submit up to two framed photographs for its third annual photography exhibit, “Exposed.”

Entry fee is $2 per person. Entries should be delivered to 900 W. Fourth St. in Newport on May 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit runs June 3-30. For more information, call (509) 447-9277.

Auditions

•Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene is seeking an older teen or adult to play a troll in the upcoming production of “The Hobbit.” Also needed are several stagehands. Contact director Jack Green at moonsail1@netscape.net or call (208) 667-1323 for information.

Classes/workshops

•4Culture will hold an application workshop for its Artist Registry Volume V on Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.

The registry provides a juried pool of prequalified artists for public and private art commissions. The workshop will educate artists about the field of public art and the opportunities for artists to get work.

Applications can be downloaded from the 4Culture Web site, www.4culture.org. Deadline for applications is June 20. Artists selected for previous registries must reapply.

• A free writing workshop on plot and character development will be conducted by Beth Cooley on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at On Sacred Grounds: Coffee, Tea & Specialty Shoppe, 163 S. Lincoln St. For more information, call 747-6294.

• Playmakers, an ongoing, free playwriting workshop, continues with “Object Tug-of-War” on May 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. The topic is using objects in a scene to build conflict. Participants will write and perform short scenes with a partner; those who have a play they’ve been working on are invited to bring it. Call 922-1684 for more information or e-mail sandykayz@cs.com.

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