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Art Briefs - Aug. 8

Tickets on sale for 'Elmo Makes Music'

BEMIDJI -- Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music" will be performed 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Dr. NE.

Tickets cost $12 on opening night and $17 on Saturday. A limited number of "Sunny Seats" for $34 will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Pickup Window at the Sanford Center, Lueken's Village Foods, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

Grant deadline approaching

BEMIDJI -- The Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant application deadline is set at 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave. or online at

Individual artists can apply for grants up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000.

'The Importance of Being Earnest' opening soon

BEMIDJI -- The Oscar Wilde play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" underwritten by the Bemidji Community Theater will open at 7:29 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Bangsberg Hall Theater at Bemidji State University.

Other performances will be at 7:29 p.m. Aug. 17, 23, and 24 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and are for sale at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, 1080 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW; Shannon's Art and Soul, 313 Beltrami Ave. NW; and Iverson Corner Drug, 408 Minnesota Ave. NW. They also will be available at the door.