by Kim Judge, Laurie Thomas & Bob McClory
August 24, 2004
This is a snapshot of what the Ketchikan Community Center for the Arts is about.
The Arts Center is a place where workshops and performances attract locals as well as visitors, hundreds of students participate in classes and our community gathers to celebrate our talented friends and neighbors. Artistic opportunities are available to everyone. Ketchikan is a great place to visit and to live, in part because of the opportunities that the arts provide. The arts play an important role in Ketchikan and this Center plays a vital role in the arts.
While recent developments with the Borough land-trade may delay progress, the Arts Center project continues to appreciate the support of the Mayor and a majority of the Assembly members as it moves forward. It s heartening that most of the community members who want to review the mechanics of the land trade have also voiced their support for the arts and the Arts Center.
To the hundreds of people who have actively supported the Arts Center, to the thousands who have been involved in our arts programming, and to the general community who have benefited from the arts - we are moving ahead. We express our gratitude to the people who have spent countless hours over the past 5 years actively working toward the success of this project.
We welcome suggestions - your voice will strengthen this exciting community project.
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