On Friday, Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, praised the state for giving $211,879 of taxpayer money to art organizations in the greater New London area.
Waterford's received $51,298 from the state. The Hygienic Art Incorporation received $128,737 of taxpayer money to paint murals on New London buildings.
“Southeastern Connecticut is already well known as a center for the fine arts, with internationally known schools and galleries sprinkled generously throughout the region,” Stillman said in a press release. “These grants will be well received as a means by which the beauty created and the emotions stirred through art and music will be perpetuated, as will the widespread appreciation for that beauty.”
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