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Kearney Arts Council hosts fundraiser to supports local arts

Painting, music and more; it was a celebration of all things art Sunday in Buffalo County! (NTV/Tarrah Gibbons)

Painting, music and more; it was a celebration of all things art in Buffalo County!

The Kearney Area Arts Council, hosted its annual fundraiser at Corky Creations Sunday.

Money from Sunday’s event will support its summer concert series, scholarships for students pursuing a degree in the arts, and other events.

Thursday, President Donald Trump unveiled his first budget blueprint, which included slashing funding for arts.

Arts council member Annette Schwartz says cuts shouldn't impact the non-profit.

"Most of the contributions we receive is from local contributions, so support from our community is so important. We do receive some grants, so that could be affected, but our main support is from local funding," said Schwartz.

The arts council was created 40 years ago, the group raised $156 Sunday.

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