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Artpark receives $250,000 grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 14:21:29-04

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Artpark has announced that Artpark & Company will receive a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

The $250,000 grant will go towards Artpark's Master Plan which is a long-term phased transformation that will revitalize the park grounds, improve connectivity with surrounding parks/trails/communities, facilities and programs.

"Artpark is a significant asset along the Niagara Gorge, as well as the Shoreline Trail,” said James Tighe, Director of Parks and Trails Initiative at the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. “We’re thrilled to support this Master Plan and the revitalization of a regional cultural hub.”

The Town of Lewiston and Artpark also received an additional $100,000 in Empire State Development funds for this plan.

"Artpark is a unique destination where Arts, Nature and Culture fuse into unforgettable experiences," said Sonia Kozlova Clark, Executive Director of Artpark & Co. "Our vision is to ensure its long-term growth as a true cultural tourism destination in New York State. All of us at Artpark are thrilled to be receiving this tremendous support and votes of confidence from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the Empire State Development."