Jackson County Arts Council gets nonprofit status

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By KATIE JUSTICE, kjustice@clickthepaper.com

The Jackson County Arts Council, or JCAC, is an official nonprofit after recently obtaining a 501c3 tax status.

“We are really excited, because now we can actively solicit donations and sponsorships,” said Teddie Lohmeier, president of the JCAC.

The JCAC aims to “promote and support creative and cultural activities within Jackson County and the surrounding areas. The council is dedicated to uniting artists and encouraging education in the arts in our community.”

In additional to officially becoming a nonprofit, the JCAC is moving into a new office space in downtown Jefferson. Beginning in January, the JCAC will be located in the RE/MAX building on the Jefferson Public Square.

In effort to promote and exhibit art, the JCAC is seeking local artists to loan some of their work to decorate their new space.

They are also beginning to promote the arts with an upcoming event.

“We are planning a countywide student art show for March 8-14 at the Jefferson Civic Center. This will be a juried art show with cash prizes for the middle/high school students who are chosen to participate,” said Lohmeier.

For more information on the JCAC, visit www.jacksoncountyartscouncil.com.