The Moab Arts Council has granted $7,000 to be divided among eight local organizations and events in support of the arts in Moab. A total of 13 organizations made requests for funding to the council, totaling $19,481.50. The council hosted an award ceremony Jan. 9 at the MARC where the grantees were recognized. Recipients of this year’s grant are:
• Moab Community Dance Band to bring musician Dave Firestein to a workshop with the band.
• Moab Music Festival for the third annual Winterlude, with student string workshops and concerts with the Fry Street Quartet.
• Moab artist studio tour for marketing and opening weekend reception.
• Moab Valley Multicultural Center for “Dialogues of Diversity: Multicultural Stories of Strength,” a storytelling event featuring true stories that celebrate Moab’s diverse community.
• Moab Arts Festival for the Kids Art Tent at the May 2018 festival.
• KZMU to produce “Beautiful Radiant Things,” the story of the anarchist Emma Goldman’s 50th birthday in prison, where she served time for speaking out against the draft during World War I. Written and composed by Marty Durlin.
• Moss, Inc. for highlighting artists that bring Moab’s professional art culture to the forefront.
• Underfoot Murals for creating murals on area sidewalks.