To improve the lighting and display areas in the Fine Arts Building. Single bulbs strung over the display area will be replaced by fixtures, and display cases with adjustable shelves will allow for better viewing of the exhibits.
Native to the western United States and Canada, mountain pine beetle is considered the most devastating forest insect in North America. Trees usually die as a result of infestation and an unprecedented outbreak in the west is currently decimating pine forests there. While mountain pine beetle is not presently believed to reside in Minnesota, there are risks posed by an expanding species range resulting from warming climate and the potential for accidental introduction via lumber imports from infested areas.
To improve fairgoers ability to view artwork created by local residents. Updated lighting in the Fine Arts Building will help showcase the arts and cultural heritage displays exhibited at the Nobles County Fair.