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Hawaii Arts Alliance Awarded $20,000 City Grant


Mayor Mufi Hannemann will present a $20,000 City grant to the Hawaii Arts Alliance in support of The ARTS at Marks Garage.  The mayor and First Lady Gail Mukaihata Hannemann are scheduled to present the check to the Hawaii Arts Alliance on March 7, 7:00 p.m., at The ARTS at Marks Garage.


The grant will fund the creation of additional night and weekend activities in downtown Honolulu modeled after First Fridays, art exhibits and public performances, and art classes for neighborhood residents and children. The grant was awarded by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA).


Mayor Hannemann said, “When I was a City Councilman, I sponsored a resolution that helped pave the way for the creation of an ‘arts enterprise zone,’ of which the Hawaii Arts Alliance’s Marks Garage now serves as the center.  The Hawaii Arts Alliance plays an integral role in the transformation of Honolulu’s Chinatown for the better.  These efforts not only help perpetuate the arts, but use the arts as a means to benefit the community.  The City is proud to help the Alliance build upon its continued success at Marks Garage.”


The ARTS at Marks Garage is a gallery and performance arts/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.



Dymian Racoma, 523-4674

Monday, March 03, 2008

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