16 More Cultural Tourism Grants Awarded

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Another round of Cultural Tourism Grants from VisitCanton and ArtsInStark, benefitting 16 different organizations.

Of the $123,000 doled out this time, both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the National First Ladies’ Library got $20,000 grants.

Those were for the Black College Hall of Fame Classic and the Jacqueline Kennedy Exhibition, respectively.

Even the Canton Greek Fest next month gets a thousand dollars to support an entertainment act.

Here’s the complete list from VisitCanton:

Pro Football Hall of Fame | Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic – Faith, Family & Football Gospel Concert
$20,000 – Support entertainment costs for Tamela Mann & Family’s performance in Centennial Plaza, September 2

National First Ladies’ Library | Beyond Camelot: Jaqueline Kennedy Exhibition
$ 20,000 – Support of marketing and programming for major exhibition Beyond Camelot: The Life and Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, May 2, 2023-April 27, 2024

Hartville Kitchen Restaurant, Inc. | Hartville Kitchen Concert Series
$ 17,000 – Support of Hartville Kitchen Concert Series addition of performances, guest artists and new dining format for enhanced guest experience, March-December 2023

Canton Fine Arts Associates | 50th Christkindl Markt
$ 9,500 – Support of new out-of-county marketing initiatives for the 50th Christkindl Markt at the Canton Museum of Art and Cultural Center for the Arts, November 3 & 4

Pro Football Hall of Fame | Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic – The Classic Tailgate & Game
$ 8,750 – Support of new out-of-county marketing initiatives and support of The Classic Tailgate and in-game entertainment at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, September 3

Stark Si Se Puede!, Inc. | Canton Latino Fest
$ 8,150 – Support of new out-of-county marketing and enhanced cultural entertainment at the Canton Latino Fest in Centennial Plaza, September 30

Queer in Canton | Stark Pride Festival National Headliners
$ 8,000 – Support of national headliner as a mainstage performer for the Stark Pride Festival in Centennial Plaza, June 10

Jackson Township | The Nash Family-Jackson Amphitheater 2023 Weekend Concert Series
$ 7,000 – Support of The Nash Family-Jackson Amphitheater 2023 Weekend Concert Series artist fees for 10 weekend concert series, June-September 2023

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce | Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Indoor Events
$ 5,200 – Support of runway show producer and creative director, Aimon Ali, of Fashion Talks, to execute a creative and diverse showcase addition to the Fashion Show Luncheon at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, August 4

720 Market| DEC 720 MKT
$4,550 – Support of new out-of-county marketing and enhanced cultural entertainment at the DEC 720 MKT at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center for the Arts, December 10

EN-RICH-MENT | EN-RICH-MENT’s Third Annual African American Arts Festival
$ 4,500 – Support of new entertainment at the African American Arts Festival in Centennial Plaza, July 21 & 22

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce | Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic
$ 3,145 – Support of Nashville recording artist, Kolby Oakley, performance at the Balloon Classic at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State campuses, July 29-31

University of Mount Union | University of Mount Union’s 10th Anniversary of Shakespeare at the Castle
$ 2,000 – Support of new out-of-county marketing for Shakespeare at the Castle performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” at Glamorgan Castle, July 27-August 6

Alliance Area Preservation Society/Haines Home | Downtown Alliance Art and Music Festival Series
$ 1,600 – Support of new mainstage entertainment at the Historic Main Street Art and Music Festival, July 15
Support of the live mural painting by the Alliance Alley Allies during Duck, Duck Jeep Fall Festival, October 14

Small Town Monsters LLC | Monster Fest Movie Premiere
$ 1,000 – Support of new out-of-county digital marketing for premiere of movie “On the Trail of Bigfoot Land of the Missing” at the Canton Palace Theatre, June 2

Canton Greek Fest | 2023 Canton Greek Fest Thursday Night Comedian
$ 1,000 – Support of stand-up comedian, Ellen Karis, known as the “Greek Goddess of Comedy”, as the mainstage performer for the Thursday night entertainment at the Canton Greek Fest, June 8

Strauss Studios | Event Funding for Strauss Studios
$ 1,000 – Support of additional local and regional musicians at exhibit openings during Canton’s First Friday programming at Strauss Studios

Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Company | Celebrating the Craft
$ 900 – Support of out-of-county digital marketing initiatives and interactive local artists and musicians, October 14