Braselton’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a $5,000 matching grant to be used for a decorative crosswalk in the town’s historic downtown near the Braselton Library.
The Georgia Council for the Arts, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, awarded grants to 84 applicants throughout the state. Applicants for the grants included libraries, schools, cities and community organizations.
“The Vibrant Communities grant supports incredible art programs that are happening in communities across Georgia,” said GCA Director Karen Paty. “The grant program works to support the meaningful work of artists because a thriving arts community creates vitality, improves education and contributes in significant ways to local economic development.”
“We plan to leverage the matching grant on a decorative crosswalk on Davis Street to further enhance downtown businesses to the popular library, adding art to function in a safer pedestrian crosswalk,” says DDA Chair Clay Eubanks. “We are excited and honored to be part of the Vibrant Communities grant program.”