Northwest NEWS

October 22, 2001


Arts grants go to local projects

Three Snoqualmie Valley arts projects are among 167 in King County that will share over $750,000 in grants from the King County Special Arts Program.
   Jennifer Mackenzie's Voices of the Valley: An Oral Portrait of the Lower Snoqualmie Valley, will receive $5,000; the Tolt Historical Society's program of Multiplex Repair and Photographic Preservation will receive $5,000 and the Duvall Arts Commission's Presentation of Seattle Baroque Orchestra Concert will receive $5,500.
   On Sept. 24, the Metropolitan King County Council approved the grants that go toward innovative art programs throughout King County and are awarded to individual artists, arts organizations and community groups selected by the King County Arts Commission and the county's Landmarks and Heritage Commission. Revenue for the program is generated by the county's two-percent excise tax on hotel-motel charges.
   "These awards support a wide range of programs that celebrate the unique mix of arts and culture in King County," said Councilmember Louise Miller. "Because of these grants, individuals and large organizations have an opportunity to display their ideas to their community and the general public."