Bunnell gets $150,000 grant for Old Town art project

ArtPlace America has awarded Bunnell Street Arts Center a $150,000 grant for Old Town AIR, an artist in residence program.
Old Town AIR seeks to inspire and create artistic events in the Old Town area of Homer. The project will link the Old Town People’s Garden, Bishop’s Beach and the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center through signs, sculptures, murals, trails and events.
Bunnell was one of four Alaska nonprofit organizations receiving $1 million in grants from ArtPlace America. Other Alaska organizations honored are the Anchorage Park Foundation Light Brigade, the Perseverance Theatre Rainforest Festival and Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Center, both in Juneau.
ArtPlace America is a collaboration of national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies committed to accelerating what it calls “creative placemaking — putting art at the heart of a portfolio of strategies designed to revitalize communities.”
“ArtPlace America recognizes the central role arts and cultural activities can have in the revitalization of American cities,” said Rip Rapson, chair of ArtPlace America’s Presidents’ Council. “With this grant award ArtPlace America is directing individual project support to scores of creative, high-impact projects throughout the country.”
ArtPlace America has awarded a total of $42.1 million in 134 grants to 124 projects in 79 communities across the U.S. and a statewide project in Connecticut.

More in Community

Town Crier

Update: Town Crier has been updated with new information on closures at… Continue reading

Lione Rae Bell

Lione Rae Bell was born at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2021,… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

How is this possible, folks, that this sweet family of four is… Continue reading

Cooked by a combination of pan frying and steaming, delicate tofu and vegetable dumplings require a delicate hand and patience. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Chubby bites of goodness

Pan-fried and steamed tofu and vegetable dumplings take patience and practice.

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Kim Terpening's "Wetands Daydream" is part of the Homer Drawdown Peatland exhibit showing at the Pratt Museum & Park through Oct. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Peatlands exhibit at Pratt merges art and conservation

In its exhibits, the Pratt Museum & Park has used artistic expression… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Homer Farmers Market: Winding down for the season

Vendors will continue through October, but market booth closes this Saturday.

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Most Read