Watertown Cultural Council’s Grant to Help Business Coalition Create Arts Market

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Business Coalition:

The Watertown Business Coalition is thrilled to announce that they have received funding through the Watertown Cultural Council. These funds will be used to help support the first ever Watertown Arts Market, to take place in Summer 2021.

The Watertown Arts Market will be a free, outdoor celebration of the arts and culture created in the Watertown community. As currently planned, the event will feature local artists and arts organizations across all mediums, live performances/artists demonstrations, hands-on/community-created art, and food from local restaurants.

The Watertown Cultural Council has continued to award grants throughout the challenges brought upon cultural organizations by COVID-19. The Council is committed to supporting organizations that celebrate and embrace Watertown’s diversity, and present arts and culture projects delivered in imaginative ways – either live or virtual – that appeal to new, broad audiences in Watertown.

“We are so pleased to support the Watertown Business Coalition as it takes the lead in developing the Watertown Arts Market, a new cultural venture for our town,” says Roberta Rosenberg, co-chair of the Watertown Cultural Council.
“We could not be more thrilled for the Watertown Community,” says Watertown Business Coalition Co-Chair, Doug Orifice. “The Watertown Arts Market will give local artists a forum to showcase their crafts and talents after a year at home. How wonderful that the community will have this enjoyable event to look forward to. We are so thankful to those in the business and arts communities who have taken an active role to make this happen.”

About the Watertown Cultural Council

The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) is one of 355 Local Cultural Council Programs and serves Watertown. WCC is part of the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation annually supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. WCC is funded through the Mass Cultural Council (MCC).

The mission of the MCC is “to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.” Since its establishment in 1982, the WCC has distributed over $200,000 and funded over 500 programs that have enriched the lives of tens of thousands of community residents.

About the Watertown Business Coalition

The Watertown Business Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose members are local businesses that are invested in developing their business, growing our economy, and strengthening our community. The WBC was formed to provide a connection to resources and information to aid our local business community. We aim to help our neighbors do more business & keep more of our dollars in our local economy.

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