Arts Center To Celebrate 45 Years With Music Event


(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Arts Center will be holding a fund raiser benefit event this Saturday evening at the Le Mars Convention Center. The Le Mars Arts Center turns 45, and Arts Center Director Judy Marienau says the theme
for the evening’s event will focus on music, with the highlight featuring music from Remsen’s own, Danika Portz.

Marienau says attendees will celebrate the anniversary of the Arts Center by holding a birthday party.

Marienau says the event is a free-will offering, without the need for advance tickets or reservations. Danika Portz is a country singer living in Nashville. She has released a few albums, including her latest album entitled “Shades.”

The Le Mars Arts Center director says although the community is forward thinking with its depiction of various art projects scattered throughout the town with alley art, ice cream cones, and the various large murals on several downtown building walls, she believes the local arts center is a secret gem, that far too many people have not yet discovered.

In addition to those programs, Marienau says the Arts Center also offers various types of art programs to seniors, as well as the disabled and handicapped. She says people don’t need to be an artist to enjoy the Le Mars Arts Center.

The Le Mars Arts Center is located in the old Carnegie Hall at 200 Central Avenue southeast.