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The Anacortes Arts Festival ended its year by granting over $42,000 for 2016, in its Giving Back Grant Program.  

With over $75,000 in requests, the board approved 21 projects that fund arts education, programming and project support. Through its April events, the board has committed additional funding for the Anacortes School District Cultural Arts Program. The Festival also supports public art projects through the annual Art Dash and Color Run, in partnership with the City of Anacortes.  

2016 "Giving Back" grants include

  • ACME Creative Space – High School student art exhibition - $500
  • Anacortes Boys & Girls Club - fine art program - $3,500
  • Anacortes Family Center – music therapy program - $5,000
  • Anacortes Farmers Market - Farmers Market music - $1,500
  • Anacortes Fidalgo Culture – Tommy Thompson mural restoration - $500
  • Anacortes Music Channel – Steam on Wheels project - $750
  • Anacortes Parks & Recreation – Open Streets Buskerfest - $1,000
  • Anacortes High School – 3D Hidden Narratives glass project - $1,400
  • Anacortes High School/Middle School Choirs – piano purchase - $2,500
  • Anacortes Middle School Drama Club – stage backdrops & wings - $1,000
  • Fidalgo Elementary School – art library and creative spaces - $1,300
  • Fidalgo Danceworks – June dance performance - $4,000
  • Fidalgo Island Quilters - youth quilting program - $3,150
  • Friends of the Anacortes Public Library – Just for Teens program - $1,000
  • MoNA Link – education outreach program - $6,000
  • Mt Erie PTA – gratitude graffiti project - $500
  • Seahawk Music Boosters – band instrument collection - $1,500
  • Seahawk Music Boosters - music program headliner concert - $2,000
  • Skagit Artists Together – 2016 studio tour - $500
  • Skagit River Poetry Foundation – Spoken Words project - $3,000
  • Skagit Symphony – 5th grade educational concert series - $1,750

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

571 Skagit Cases (+4)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

61 Hospitalizations (+1)
16 Deaths (+0)
454 Recovered
13,082 Tested
4.4% Positive

38,581 Cases Statewide (+640)
4,665 Hospitalizations (+35)

1,409 Deaths Statewide (+15)
660,330 Total Tests Statewide
5.8% Positive

Updated 7:00 pm July 9, 2020.

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