Olympia keeps Arts Walk spirit alive celebrating all April

Arts Walk, Olympia’s beloved twice-yearly creative celebration, is still on hold for COVID-19, so as it did in the fall, the city of Olympia is keeping the event’s spirit alive by putting the spotlight on art all April long.

The city has a new Arts Walk website designed to make both current and future events more flexible and spontaneous — and to allow for virtual events and include businesses outside

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One Columbia touting COVID safety campaign to help end arts ‘intermission’

In the wave of cancellations, postponements, and restrictions that have come duringthe global COVID-19 pandemic in the past year, the arts community has been hit particularly hard.

Now a leading arts-supporting agency in Columbia is launching a campaign to urge the public to do its part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so that artists and venues can get fully back to work.

One Columbia for Arts and Culture, an

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Celebrating some of the people who kept the arts alive during COVID | Life

It was a hard year for the arts. After the coronavirus pandemic surged into the United States, touring shows stopped dead, theaters went dark and live performance just about anywhere ground to a screeching halt.

This was true of Charleston, too. It has been a difficult year for musicians, artists, dancers — and yes, writers.

Despite the hardships and the difficulties in rehearsing or performing, some people and groups

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Arts, Entertainment and Recreational businesses down nearly 70% in TN according to Business.org

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
While business owners in Shelby County are standing by to see what may or may not change with any new health directive, a new report outlines how the economy of the Mid-South has been affected by COVID-19. An analysis by Business.org found In Tennessee businesses connected to the arts, entertainment and recreation are down almost 70 %  since the beginning of the pandemic. 

“I grew up in

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Office of Arts and Culture finding a way through COVID

Lee said the resources the office still has are being focused on helping artists and arts organizations navigate public and private funding sources.

“There’s a diversity of resources available to artists. It was definitely true at the beginning of COVID, unique funds were created,” she said. “We hope to be the one-stop-shop for all of those resources available to artists and arts organizations, regardless if they are resources offered by

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Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at We Care Arts

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Schalnat always said the We Care Arts philosophy stands in bright contrast to the traditional workshops many people with disabilities attend each day. The studio is lively, an environment where participants learn valuable job and life skills and are encouraged to stretch their minds in ways traditional programming might not provide. Coming to the agency or participating in

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Grayson Perry says Covid will clear ‘a bit of dead wood’ in the arts

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Grayson Perry: “Too often, the audience for culture is just the people making it.”

Artist Grayson Perry has said the consequences of coronavirus on culture will lead to “a bit of dead wood” being lost from the arts scene.

“I think every part of life has probably got a bit of fat that needs trimming, a bit of dead wood,” he told The Arts Society magazine.

“It’s awful that the

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Denver’s Buntport Theater to bring drive-in, live theater show to Colorado Springs | Arts & Entertainment

Buntport Theater will put a live theater twist on the drive-in movie schtick.

In the popular Denver company’s new show, “The Grasshoppers,” attendees will sit in their cars at Legacy Loop, 1800 Recreation Way, and watch four human-sized green grasshoppers interact in a nature documentary spoof.

6 things to do around Colorado this weekend: drone soccer, Boo at the Zoo, bizarre expo, Governor’s Art Show, Olympic Cool Science

As with

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Vote ‘Yes’ on arts trust fund question | Jersey Journal editorial

Jersey City voters have the opportunity to make history this election by approving a non-binding referendum on adding a small levy to property tax bills for a dedicated Arts and Culture Trust Fund.

Similar to dedicated parks funds in Jersey City and other municipalities, the new fund would be the first in the state dedicated to underwriting local arts.

The idea was set in motion long before the pandemic. But

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