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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    January 4, 2007

Release No. M-2-07




Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today the City has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Hawaii Arts Alliance in support of its educational and cultural programs at The ARTS at Marks Garage.

The mayor and First Lady Gail Mukaihata Hannemann are scheduled to present the check to the Hawaii Arts Alliance in a ceremony at 8 p.m. tomorrow (January 5) at The ARTS at Marks Garage.

The grant provides support for the further development, production and provision of visual and performing arts programs at The ARTS at Marks Garage to take place in fiscal year 2006-07. This will include activities such as the creation and implementation of night and weekend events, the continued provision of art exhibitions and the offering of arts classes to neighborhood residents and children. The grant was awarded by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA).

            “The Hawaii Arts Alliance has played an important part in the transformation of Honolulu’s Chinatown into an arts district,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “We are proud to help them build upon their past success at Marks Garage.”

            The ARTS at Marks Garage is a gallery, and performance arts and business incubator that was established by the Hawaii Arts Alliance in 2001. It presents at least 12 exhibits in its gallery each year and hosts numerous performances. MOCA funding will assist the Hawaii Arts Alliance with its key community project.



            Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4674

Thursday, January 04, 2007

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