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Press Release:

Hallberg Center for the Arts accepted into N.A.R.M.

North American Reciprocal Membership Association adds Prestige and Value

The Hallberg Center for the Arts is now a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association which offers reciprocal membership benefits to over 970 art institutions, museums, and conservatories throughout North America.

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)What is the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association?  The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 973 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC), the owners and operators of the Hallberg Center for the Arts join six other Minnesota institutions in this prestigious organization.  The other Minnesota members include The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Rochester Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Tweed Museum of Art, the Museum of Russian Art, and the Walker Art Center.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community offers a wide variety of NARM memberships (all uniquely named after famous artists) starting at $100 a year for a Rockwell Membership (the minimum requirement for a NARM membership) and a variety of other memberships starting at only $25 a year.

The funding to run this art center is totally dependent on donations and grants (even grants require donations to fulfill the cash match requirements) so the NARM membership is an important addition to the benefits and recognition that WACAC offers for higher level memberships and sponsors (general, project, and art exhibit).

Two and a half years ago, with the establishment of the art center, the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community has brought new exhibits of artist's work to the area almost every month.  This past year, the organization interviewed artists from throughout the region and has now booked the main gallery with new exhibits into 2020.  Today, the organization has over 180 members not just from this area, but throughout the Twin Cities, up through Princeton and Mora, down through Mankato and into Stillwater and western Wisconsin.  

Volunteers are at the heart of the organization putting in countless hours. The organization has no paid staff and everything they do is through donations, grants, and many dedicated volunteers.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community encourages personal growth and discovery, providing mentorship for artists through presentations, performances, displays, classes and exhibitions.

WACAC Mission:

(adopted April 19, 2012)

Our mission is to encourage creative expression, promote networking of local artists of all ages, and champion a learning environment that builds community participation in the arts.

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