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Vote advances storytelling, art center project

Vote advances storytelling, art center project

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Orem's City Council has voted to advance with architectural and fundraising plans for the city's new Center for Story and Art.

The $4.3 million center will be home to year-round storytelling events in partnership with the Orem City Library and the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute. It will also be used for a range of cultural programs, including lectures, musical performances, film screenings, writing workshops and puppetry.

City leaders say they have $1.6 million for the project already in place. Additional funding will be sought from private donations, grants and tax revenue.

The project, from design to occupancy, is expected to take approximately two years, with constructing lasting about 11 months. Two council members voted against the project.


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