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Gayle Slossberg

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Representing Milford, Orange, West Haven & Woodbridge

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Contact: Dan Doyle

January 29, 2016

Slossberg Announces Critical State Investment in the Milford Arts Council

Grant will allow for Milford Arts Council renovations and downtown improvements

Senator Gayle Slossberg joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy today to announce a state grant for the Milford Arts Council (MAC). Slossberg has worked with the MAC to expand their role as a cultural lynchpin of downtown Milford. The grant was approved today by the State Bond Commission.

“The Milford Arts Council has played a vital role in the growth and success of downtown Milford and this grant will allow them to expand that role,” said Senator Slossberg. “The new signage and information kiosks will not only attract people to new MAC artistic programming, but will also encourage people to spend more time downtown, patronizing our many great restaurants and storefronts.”

“Connecticut’s economy benefits significantly from the cultural and tourist attractions offered throughout our state, and the Milford Arts Council is an important part of the area’s downtown,” Governor Malloy said. “I am glad that we can continue to support the region with this grant.”

“The Milford Arts Council is very proud and excited to be receiving State bonding money from the Good to Great program for facility improvements and aid in creating a stronger connection with our business neighbors and residents. There are many components that have been planned for and we look forward to sharing our new and improved Center for the Arts with the greater Milford community,” said Paige Miglio, Executive Director of the Milford Arts Council.

The grant will be used to make a number of enhancements to the MAC headquarters, as well as the installation of three information kiosk towers around downtown Milford. The installation of information kiosks and outdoor playbill poster locations will provide visitors with information on city-wide events, MAC programs, and walking maps. By working with local economic and civic groups, MAC designed these improvements to attract visitors to local businesses and community events as well as its own productions.

The Milford Arts Council hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year, including Community Theater, live music concerts, exhibits, classes, films and lectures. MAC is headquartered in a restored civil war era building, which is listed in the National Historic Register. The facility offers a theater with seating for up to 110 people, as well as exhibition areas and classrooms.



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