1. Mass. Cultural Council awards Amherst $5,000 for cultural district

    Mass. Cultural Council awards Amherst $5,000 for cultural district

    The Massachusetts Cultural Council recently awarded the town a $5,000 grant to help launch the newly established Amherst Center Cultural District. Local organizations will match the grant, which is intended to "generate and promote additional cultural activities in the downtown district," according to a press release. "Attracting visitors to Amherst to enjoy our wide range of cultural activities is important for our economy," said Town Manager Paul Bockelman.

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    1. Attracting visitors to Amherst to enjoy our wide range of cultural activities is important for our economy.
    2. It has been so encouraging to see artists, nonprofit and business leaders, municipal officials, and many others come together to create and sustain this new district with such pride in their community.
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