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Tyler Main Street Program Receives Grant from Texas Women for the Arts

TYLER, July 16, 2014-- The Texas Cultural Trust, on behalf of Texas Women for the Arts, has awarded the City of Tyler Main Street program a grant of $2,500 for the Young at Art program. The grant will be used to fund Main Street youth outreach and will include art supplies and programming at Gallery Main Street, which is managed by the Main Street Department.

“We are very excited to receive this grant,” said Beverly Abell, Main Street department leader. “The funds will enable us to enhance our outreach to area youth and help children continue to learn about and create art.”

The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the importance of the arts in educating our children and sustaining our vibrant Texas economy, through awareness, outreach, economic research, and the development of arts education curriculum for public school students.  Texas Women for the Arts was established in 2006 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the importance of arts in educating our children through funding initiatives for the arts and arts education throughout Texas. Texas Women for the Arts was created by the Texas Cultural Trust and is administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

“We are extremely pleased to support the educational programs of these exceptional non-profits,” says Karen Matthews, chair of Texas Women for the Arts. “We believe the selected programs will have a lasting impact on the lives of the children they touch in their respective communities, which supports our mission - to awaken and nurture the artist in every child.”

For more information about the Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Women for the Arts, visit www.txculturaltrust.org.

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