La Quinta Arts Foundation expands staff with newly created position

La Quinta Arts Foundation has announced the hiring of Kristen Dolan to fill a newly created position of managing director, starting Aug. 9.

The news was announced Thursday on the arts foundation’s website.

Christi Salamone will remain the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO, the announcement said.

“Talented, driven and with a deep professional network across multiple sectors, Kristen is the perfect addition to help fulfill LQAF’s plans for the future,” Salamone said in the release.

Little was said of Dolan’s new role, except that she will oversee daily operations and help develop and implement new program initiatives to promote

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See which NY theaters, museums, arts venues landed $1.2 billion in federal Covid relief grants

Theater, performing arts and entertainment venues in Central New York have received more than $13 million in federal grants under a program to help live venue operators shuttered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The recipients include some of the biggest names on the Central New York arts and entertainment scene – the Landmark Theater, the Redhouse Arts Center, the Museum of Science and Technology and Syracuse Opera Company.

The list also includes lesser-known live entertainment venues, including the operator of escape rooms at ShoppingTown Mall and Destiny USA, and Wunderbar, a nightclub and theater in Syracuse.

All told, some two dozen

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Annual arts festival returns to Johnstown for three-day event

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Bottle Works Art Center located on 3rd Avenue in Johnstown will hold its annual 3rd Avenue Folk and Arts Fest from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, Aug. 1.

This three-day event will be a celebration of all things folk art and more. At this event will be art vendors, demonstrations, dancing, live music, food, BW Kid’s Zone, Italian Street Painting and more.

A full breakdown of the schedule for each day can be found below:

Friday, June 30

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Opening reception
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SPICE cultural festival to celebrate Chesterfield’s international community through arts | Richmond Local News

While the county remains predominantly white, it has seen a large population increase among minority groups over the past four decades, according to its demographic report.

Black residents make up roughly 23% of the population, quintupling since 1980. Asians represent more than 3%, increasing nearly 12 times in population since 1980. The Latino population increased more than 20 times over since 1980, while making up about 9% of the county’s overall population.

Local multicultural organizations took part in the planning process and will partake in the festival, Medrano said, with plans for local musicians and cultural dance groups to take

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WATCH NOW: North end residents welcome back arts and music festival | Local News

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In-person artist receptions return to the Pump House Regional Arts Center | Local News

The Pump House Regional Arts Center in downtown La Crosse will host an open house and in-person artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, featuring exhibiting artists Jennifer Williams, Scott Onsager, Carissa Brudos and Drazen Dupor. This art gallery exhibition began Tuesday, July 20, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 11.

Jennifer Williams’ “Painting Us Forward” exhibition in the Kader Gallery communicates hope and resilience through visual storytelling. It features painted portraits of small business owners, accompanied by their own stories of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on their business.

“Children’s Story Time: Family Legends Retold” by Scott

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