Archive for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Downtown arts district receives $10,000

June 23, 2010


A request to transfer $10,000 from the city’s Cultural Arts Commission to a new downtown arts district won approval from city commissioners Tuesday.

As part of their consent agenda, commissioners unanimously approved the request.

The new Downtown Lawrence Arts District plans to create special art events on the last Friday of every month. The first one is slated for Aug. 27.

The $10,000 will be used to help market the events during their first year.


SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 11 months ago

Is the $10,000 taxpayer money or private money? Anyone know?

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

As I travel the internet the one area that Lawrence has been noted for is Art. Yet very little has been done to promote the local industry.

The Arts * Phoenixville's Arts and Entertainment Economic Development Strategy

The motto of Eugene is "The World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors." Locals simply call it the "Emerald City" for its beauty and recreational opportunities.

If you are looking for a town with a world class University but a small town feel then Eugene is for you. It sits fifty miles from the awe inspiring Oregon Coast. Two mighty rivers, the Mackenzie River and the Willamette River converge at Eugene which offers wonderful water sports such as canoing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, and hiking.

Eugene also sits at the base of the mighty Cascade Mountain range so you have winter recreation only a short drive away and miles upon miles of unspoiled wilderness to explore.

The year round weather in the area tends to be mild with rainy winters. Once in awhile the city will have a flurry of snow but normally it never gets truly cold enough to snow much. The summers are hot and wonderful.

The town is home to over 20 art galleries, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the largest library in the state, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, the Eugene Opera, and the John G Shedd Institute for the Arts.

The town is bursting with culture, music, and art...

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