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SAUGATUCK — Business and civic leaders along the West Michigan lakeshore realized in March that COVID-19-related shutdowns could have a devastating effect on the already short summer tourism season that fuels the beach towns’ local economies.
During a time when people may need some escapism and laughs the most, the stage is silent. The music has stopped. The curtain has dropped.
Cultural arts groups in West Michigan are thankful for the current support they find in donors and audiences, but they have serious concerns for the future.
Rumblings that the Trump administration plans to end the National Endowment for the Arts is cause for concern among many leaders at West Michigan cultural arts nonprofits.