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Dianda tours arts locations, offers praise


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STATE REP. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, top left, speaks to representatives of the Downtown Art Place at the gallery in downtown Ironwood, Monday. Dianda toured DAP, as well as the Art Studios on Aurora and Historic Ironwood Theatre.

IRONWOOD - State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, toured three downtown arts locations Monday, including the Historic Ironwood Theatre, Downtown Art Place and the Art Studios on Aurora Street.

While at the theater, Dianda listened to Bruce Greenhill, executive director of HIT, who discussed the renovations done to the building.

"So many communities across Michigan would die to have this theater," Dianda said.

At DAP, Dianda said the displays were "beautiful," and he was impressed by the "unbelievable condition" of the Art Studios on Aurora.

Different artists renting space in the studios were able to speak to Dianda about their work.

"This area has so many different talents and ideas," Dianda said. "It's wonderful to see."

For more information, contact the Downtown Art Place at 906-285-7300 or, or contact the Historic Ironwood Theatre at 906-932-0618 or visit

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