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$7,500 GRANT FROM COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ALLOWS ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO COMPLETE FRONT PORCH RENOVATION


KAREN SELIM, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FOUNDATION CONDUCTS SITE VISIT.

ROCKPORT, TX. Thanks to a special Community Venue grant received from The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (Corpus Christi), this summer Rockport Center for the Arts completed a renovation of the building's front porch. The goal of grant is to allow venues to expand their outreach and improve the community's quality of life.

Karen Selim, President and CEO of the Coastal Bend Community


Foundation conducted a site visit on July 28, 2016 to survey the completed renovations. The renovations included considerable work done to repair and maintain the roof above the porch, painting the porch floor and trim, installation of a new door and re-design and re-planting of the flower bed in the front part of the building which faces Navigation Circle.

Selim stated, "The Coastal Bend Community Foundation was able to provide one-time special infrastructure grants to area non-profits from our unrestricted funds. In our somewhat harsh coastal climate, local venues' structures can suffer, and to be able to provide funding to repair and rebuild literally the front entrance to such a valuable community asset as Rockport Center for the Arts is very gratifying. And the Center did such a great job on the work!"



During her site visit, Selim was accompanied by Jack Wright who is a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation- representing Aransas County. Wright is Senior Vice-President of Charter Bank, Rockport.

Luis Purón, Executive Director, Rockport Center for the Arts stated "We are fortunate to work and partner every year with The Coastal Bend Community Foundation on projects and programs that benefit our membership, our community, and visitors to Rockport." He added "These partnerships have allowed us to deliver substantive results for 47 years."

About Rockport Center for the Arts
Rockport Center for the Arts, a vibrant multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization of 47 years with over 700 active members, is located on Aransas Bay in Rockport, Texas. It is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures expression and appreciation of art for residents and visitors. The City of Rockport, famous for its vast colony of more than 800 artists, has been identified as "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America" by John Villani and "Top 10 Artist Colonies" by Allen Bunting in Coastal Living Magazine.

Rockport Center for the Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM. Admission is always free. For more information call (361)729-5519 or visi http://trockportartcenter.com.


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