Tagged: Local

Chattanooga Tourism Co. gives grant funding to 26 local arts and culture groups

Jul. 30—The arts, culture and heritage of Chattanooga help make the Scenic City distinctive and appealing to both residents and visitors.

So when the Chattanooga Tourism Co. developed a new strategic plan two years ago about how to attract more tourists to Chattanooga, support for the arts and culture of the community was identified as one of the new missions of the tourism promotion agency.

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the effort for a year, but the Chattanooga Tourism Co. has now awarded its first 26 grants to local artists and cultural and historic programs which the agency plans to

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Erie Arts and Culture wins $250 part of JET 24/FOX 66/YourErie and Superstore Joe’s Loving Giving Local

A city’s art and music scene helps define the cultural health of an area. The Erie Arts and Culture group is dedicated to protecting and promoting that cultural health.

That work will be helped by $250 after the group’s name was drawn for this week’s Loving Giving Local award.

Erie already has a vibrant art scene, but each day, members of the Erie Arts and Culture Group work to improve that scene, doing fundraising to support projects that help create new works for the Erie community.

Those efforts will benefit from the group being randomly drawn for this week’s Loving

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New coalition aims to support local arts, culture

(WKBN) – The Mahoning and Shenango valleys have a new coalition to advance arts and culture in the region.

Many of the leading organizations have formed the Cultural Alliance, including groups like the Butler, Youngstown Playhouse, YSU and even the Ballet Western Reserve.

They will work together to leverage their power of creativity.

“The Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania regions boast a proud history of a strong and vibrant arts and culture environment,” said Dr. Chester Amedia Jr., Alliance president. “The Alliance seeks to build upon that history, bringing together all parts of the arts and culture community to further

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Somerton to host art and wine festival | Local News

SOMERTON – This city plans to make fine art and wine cause for celebration at a new public event that could take place in the fall or early next year.

The Somerton City Council recently approved a proposal by the city’s parks and recreation commision to organize a first-ever art and wine festival.

“This idea has been circulating among us for nearly two years, but because of the pandemic we couldn’t go forward with it,” said Francisco Vasquez, president of the commision. “Now the city is reopening and the need to support art is there.”

The festival would provide a

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