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January 13, 2017 Daniela Perallon – 256.519.2787
City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville to Award Annual Arts and Cultural Grants,
Celebrate the Opening Reception of NASA Art Exhibit
Who: Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton
Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken
Representatives from the 15 arts and cultural organizations receiving grant funds
What: “State of the Arts” Reception and Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant Program Awards
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 6:10 p.m.
Where: The Von Braun Center Playhouse
On Wednesday, January 18, Arts Huntsville will host its annual “State of the Arts” reception, where the City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville will announce the recipients of the 2017 Huntsville Arts and Cultural Grants.
The Huntsville Arts and Cultural Grant Program was established in 2013 and continues today with funding from the City of Huntsville through the leadership of Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council members Will Culver, Bill Kling, Dr. Jennie Robinson, Mark Russell and Devyn Keith. The 2017 grant recipients completed a competitive application process assessed by a citizen panel with representatives from each of Huntsville’s five council districts. All 2017 grant program recipients are established Huntsville arts and cultural organizations contributing to the city’s quality of life and economic development.
The evening will also feature a special first look at the latest show at the Arts Huntsville Gallery at the VBC, Between Imagination & Invention: The Art of NASA in the Space Age. The gallery show will feature the conceptual and historical works of NASA artists from the 60s to the 90s, many never-before-seen beyond NASA’s walls. Representatives from NASA will be in attendance the reception.
For more information on the grant program or other services of Arts Huntsville, visit www.artshuntsville.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @ArtsHuntsville.
Arts Huntsville is a non-profit organization founded in 1962 to stimulate and support community creativity and engagement by advancing the arts, entertainment and culture to enrich quality of life, education, and economic development in the greater Huntsville metropolitan region. With more than 250 member arts organizations, individual artists, arts patrons, and other arts-minded non-profits, companies, and technical and professional organizations, Arts Huntsville focuses on four core program areas while serving as the service organization for area arts groups and individual artists, providing them with resources and tools to ensure their success.