Nebraska community may proclaim itself ‘a city of arts’

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) – Falls City officials are considering declaring their community “a city of arts.”   

The Falls City Council is expected to make a proclamation next month.

The southeast Nebraska community claims Saturday Evening Post illustrator John Falter as a native son, as well as painter Alice Cleaver, artist and author Alan Tubach and jazz musician Pee Wee Erwin.

The curator at Stalder Gallery in Falls City, Christina Wertenberger, says such a proclamation would encourage other cities to adopt a similar proclamation and be a step forward in increasing people’s knowledge of the arts.

Library Director Hope Schawang says the proclamation would be apt because the city has been collecting and preserving visual arts for more than 100 years.

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