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Studio 299 - Center for the Arts Receives Headwaters Fund Grant

As many of you know Studio 299 – Center for the Arts has recently purchased property in Willow Creek’s downtown area, at 75 The Terrace, where we are creating a permanent home. For over twenty years Studio 299 has worked in the community to quietly network between artists and local businesses. It is our strongest desire to have a creatively, beautiful site from which we can be a hub for innovative ideas on how to live artistically. From watercolors to poetry to planting and preserving seeds, life is art.

In a symbiotic relationship with Studio 299, Creekside Arts and Education has been holding classes, and will continue to do so, on this site. Creekside is a project-based alternative learning co-op with an emphasis on the arts.

With the help of a generous $40,000 grant from the Headwaters Fund Studio 299 will be building a 1000 sq. ft. multipurpose facility. Once completed the building will be open to the community to enjoy shows featuring different local arts and artist, as well as workshops and classes. All we need is the community’s ideas and participation.

The building plans for this new facility have been in the works all winter and we intend to break ground late May or early June, 2012. Yes, that’s right. In just a few weeks.

The site is a dream manifesting itself. We hope the community will embrace us. If you have any questions, would like to participate, or contribute in any way, please contact Studio 299 – Center for the Arts 530-629-3488. Ask for Mediha or Gil.

We cannot close this article without mentioning how very much we appreciate the generosity of the Headwaters Fund. Without their mutual vision for helping the arts, this project would take a lot longer to complete. It is organizations like the Headwaters Fund that help small communities like ours establish and provide a window into the future.

Studio 299 – Center for the Arts is ever so grateful to the Headwaters Fund, their Board, and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for their encouragement and support.

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