April 19, 1999
Miller announces local arts and heritage grants
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Louise Miller has announced more than $50,000 in county arts and heritage grants for projects and programs for her district, including six free arts performances in the Woodinville and Carnation areas this year.
"Our goal is to provide under-served communities with quality arts programming, and support the heritage programs that work so hard to preserve local history," said Miller.
Miller said the county continues to balance major commitments to regional arts organizations, such as the Seattle Symphony and Bellevue Art Museum, with support for smaller groups like the Duvall Arts Commission.
Every year, the two county commissions, the county executive, and the county council co-sponsor the grants through the Community Arts Initiative and the Cultural Facilities Program. Both are funded from hotel/motel tax revenues, as are the grants for the Special Projects Program and the Cultural Education Program that will be awarded later this year.
In Miller's district, this year's county-funded projects and events include:
- $30,000 to relocate the Thayer Barn in Duvall for renovation as an arts center.
- $18,000 for restoration of the bunkhouse on the historic Dougherty Farm in Duvall.
- Performance by Alleyoop the Clown at Carnation's Fourth of July celebration.
- Free concerts at Sandblast '99 in Duvall on July 31 and August 1.
- Family concerts hosted by King County Parks in the fall in Duvall and Woodinville.
- An "Afternoon Adventures" concert at the parks department's Carnation after-school.
- A "Community Celebrations" concert in Woodinville.