Thursday, June 28, 2007

Taxpayers fund Art with low interest loans


Lucas County residents will be able to apply for low-interest loans to buy local artwork though a county-funded program, Commissioner Ben Konop, announced yesterday.

"This program is to give all citizens an opportunity to purchase and enjoy art, and it makes it more affordable," Mr. Konop said.

"I think the connection between economic development and art has been fairly well documented, and a vibrant art community leads to economic development for the whole community."


"The main beneficiary is the working people of Lucas County, who now have a more affordable opportunity to purchase art."