The 2006 grant award were presented on Monday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay. Grant award winners include:

Coos County Community Concert Association, $700 to bring a featured musician from a Community Concert to local schools to perform.

Coos County Historical and Maritime Museum, $570 for materials to support a new “Time and Topography” collage for the museum entryway collage/exhibit.

Anna Crosby of the Coquille Valley Arts Association, Coquille, $125 for award ribbons and art supply certificates for their second annual Children's Art Show at the Coquille Valley Art Center.

Dorothy Heagy of the Coquille Valley Handbell Choir, Coquille, $200 to purchase new sheet music for the Handbell Choir.

Friends of South Slough Reserve, $621 to be used as seed funds to reprint 100 copies of the book "South Slough Adventures” by Melody Caldera, which is now out-of-print.

The Lighthouse School, North Bend, $999.50 to purchase audio equipment to be used for their Drama Department performances.

Little Theatre on the Bay, $1,100 to support the purchase of materials towards a production for “Theatre for Children.”

Mental Health Association of SW Oregon, $250 toward paint supplies for a new mural on the west wall of the Star of Hope building in the Empire district.

New Artists Productions, Bandon, $1,100 towards the purchase of stage lighting equipment for their traveling student program in Bandon schools.

Oregon Coast Music Association, $1,100 towards the funding of their 2007 KinderKonzert Series.

Pacific School of Dance, $1,100 to support the funding of the “Dance Awareness Outreach” project in Coos County schools during the 2006-07 school year.

South Coast Development Council, $500 towards supplies for the Ford Family’s “Fire Hydrant Community Beautification” Project.

The awards were presented by Coos County Cultural Coalition Chair Blair Holman and members of the Coalition.  The Coalition’s goal is to support and help strengthen arts, heritage and humanities organizations and individual artists, performers, writers, historians and scholars throughout Coos County.