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Eighth graders from Erie's Public Schools experience a day sail on the U.S. Brig Niagara made possible through a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) investment funded by UPMC Hamot and Northwest Bank.

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Advocate to Protect our Federal Cultural Organizations

For a third-straight year, the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB). 

A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Photographer Sarah Perino

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In that case, it makes sense that soft spoken wife and mother of four Sarah Perino chooses to express herself through photography.

“I became interested in photography through some friends who do it,” she says. “Taking photos of my baby girl and then my boys was the hook that got me interested in learning more. My oldest son has a good eye for composition and we took photos in nature, experimenting with focal points and perspectives.”

Creative Economic Lifeblood | First Release in EAC’s Series of Arts and Cultural Impact Storytelling Videos

Erie Arts & Culture recently contracted MenajERIE Studio, a female-owned, small business located in Downtown Erie, to create and produce a series of videos that tell the stories of how art and culture plays an imperative role in the personal, communal, and economic development of our region. It is through the creative and cultural sector that we improve the quality of life for our residents, inspire the imagination and creativity of our youth, provide a sense of identity and inclusion for our diverse inhabitants, and propel upward growth of our region’s economy.