With just a thin slice of the city’s federal rescue plan, the arts community could get the jump start it needs, says one local group.
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When the nonprofits Assembly for the Arts and CAN Journal asked mayoral candidates in the primary if they would champion the arts at city hall, the response was unanimous: let’s do this thing. Now, the groups are pushing to make the arts a top issue in the Nov. 2 general election and hold the next mayor accountable for putting plans into action.
After surviving the last 15 months of the Covid-19 pandemic through grit, hustle and grassroots community support, the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern has finally completely reopened and is selling individual tickets for shows. Now, longtime owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy are hoping to use federal relief funding to stabilize their business and begin to realize their newly-congealing dream of creating an arts campus on Waterloo Road in North Collinwood.