Arts and tourism grant winners announced

  • The Village of Gohen's "Spring Fling" was among the winners (Village of Goshen Facebook page)

— Twenty-five money awards were given to artists, organizations, venues and municipalities in Orange County that promote tourism-related economic development.

]“The recipients of these funds represent a diverse and talented group,” said county Executive Steven Neuhaus in announcing the County Executive Arts, Heritage and Tourism grants. “We are proud to award these grants and acknowledge their creativity and passion. This program is important because it provides valuable support to entities that make positive contributions to the economy and quality of life here in our beautiful county.”

The top award of $4,200 was given to Newburgh resident Isaac Diggs for his project “Home Sweet Home: Paul Rudolph’s Government Center Transformed,” an exhibition of original photographs, archival imagery and text.

The 24 remaining awards support projects that span many disciplines, including:

Foundry 42, Ltd.: Celebrity Sunday Salon Series

Orange County Chinese Association: The Chinese Culture Festival Celebration of the OCCA 30th Birthday

Wallkill River School: Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

Community 2000: Warwick Summer Arts Festival

Meagan Leddy: Hidden Landscapes, Inner Worlds

Outdoor Club of Port Jervis: Erie 80

Village of Goshen: Spring Fling

Walden Community Council: Walden Harvest Fest

Wrenegade Sports LLC: Farm to Fork Fondo Hudson Valley

Lycian Centre, Ltd.: "On the Lawn" Concert Series

Sound Directions: String Trio of New York: Orange County Residency 2017

The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival: Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

The Middletown Concert Chorale: Musicians for MCC Spring and Fall Concerts

Town of Mount Hope: Summer Concert Series

Village of Monroe: Summer Concert Series

Susan Miiller: Deerest Deerpark III

Village of Highland Falls: Highland Falls ArtWalk 2017

Cornerstone Theatre Arts: Stuck While Moving

Creative Theatre Group: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Greenwood Lake Theater: Summer Season 2017

Paul Ellis: Warwick's Story

Village of Greenwood Lake: Hoboken International Film Festival

Jaquelyn Skrzynski: P.U.G. Projects: Orange Alert III

Storm King Art Center: David Smith: The White Sculptures Exhibition

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