Urbana Arts Grants celebration Thursday
URBANA — The recipients of the 2014 Urbana Arts Grants will be feted at the Urbana Arts Grants Celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U.
Created in 2009, the grants program distributes money to to artists, artist teams, organizations, businesses and festival presenters for projects that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Urbana.
In 2014, the sixth funding cycle of the program, 40 applications were received requesting more than $138,000. Grants to 32 projects, totaling $47,500, will be made through the city of Urbana and the Urbana Business Association through its Business Backs the Arts initiative.
Full descriptions of the recipients and their projects are at urbanaillinois.us/artsgrants.