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H.E.A.R.T. Receives $15,000 Grant from Michigan Arts and Cultural Council’s Project Support

The Hart Economic and Redevelopment Team is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council’s Project Support program!

The grant will go towards our efforts to bring 25 public art installments to the City of Hart by the year 2025.

H.E.A.R.T.'s new committee, The Hart Project, is working on an exciting new project that will bring new life, authentic stories, and the arts to our growing community. This endeavor, “25 by 2025”, will bring 25 new public art installations to the downtown area of Hart, Michigan.

"We have two main goals: to revitalize the area and bring tourists off the freeway and into our hidden jewel of a city and to use the arts as a way for locals and tourists to connect in a meaningful way to the stories of others," states HEART Executive Director Nichole Kleiner. "Using a combination of art installations, written word, and celebration, we will explore the stories of those who founded Hart, return to visit and those who continue to create the diverse and unique city it is today."

Our purpose in seeking the MACC grant is to fund the portion of art installations that honor the stories of migrant workers and immigrant families that form our rich history.

Hart is grateful for this opportunity and excited to launch this effort with a 25-foot tin man sculpture scheduled to arrive this summer.

The Hart Project welcomes anyone interested in getting involved! Meeting information and project updates are available at or call Nichole Kleiner at (231) 923-0921.

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