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Officials announce plans for Topeka art district

April 11, 2010

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— Plans for an arts district in Topeka have been announced.

The district would encompass a three-block area in an older section of Topeka north of the Kansas River.

Details about the district were released Friday during a gathering that drew several prominent Topeka artists and officials.

Mayor Bill Bunten says the district will serve as an area where “the arts can flourish.”

A group called the Quality of Life Foundation is working with property owners in the area to fix up buildings that can be rented out as artists’ studios and spaces at affordable prices.

The goal of the group is to attract a wide range of artists. Organizers are seeking both young and established artists. They want not only Topeka artists but those from across the country as well.

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