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Artists wanted


The Kandiyohi County Historical Society "Picture the Past" photo contest is looking for the "best of Kandiyohi County" photos. The winning photos will be turned into postcards.

Photographs may include -- but are not limited to: historic sites, outdoor scenes, street scenes, celebrations, cultural events and landmarks. They may be old, new, color or black and white.

The first-place photo will receive $100, with $75 for second and $50 for third place. Entry deadline is 4 p.m. May 29.

There is a limit of three photographs per household. If entrants are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the entry form.

Submit entries online or mail them with completed entry form to Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar, MN 56201.

Complete contest rules and guidelines are available on the KCHS Web site at; by calling Andria Carlson at 320-235-1881; or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address above.

Emerging artists

Willmar, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! will feature an emerging artists tent again this year. Participation is free but based on a recommendation of an art instructor, mentor or parent. The emerging artist may sell or display their art at the festival. Application deadline is July 1. Call the Willmar Area Arts Council at 320-231-8560 or Joanne Meierhoffer at 320-235-3350 for more information.