Tryon Painters and Sculpters was recently awarded a Polk County Community Foundation grant. (photo submitted by John Patterson)
Tryon Painters and Sculpters was recently awarded a Polk County Community Foundation grant. (photo submitted by John Patterson)

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Tryon Painters & Sculptors awarded grant

Published 6:00pm Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tryon Painters & Sculptors, Inc. has been awarded an Operational Grant by the Polk County Community Foundation. The grant will allow Tryon Painters & Sculptors to continue to meet obligations for the operating expenses of their gallery and studios located at 26 Maple Street in downtown Tryon. The grant was applied for and obtained through the efforts of Tryon Painters & Sculptors, Inc. members Aviva Kahn, Gretchen Verbonic and Christine Mariotti.
Tryon Painters & Sculptors Inc. is a non-profit organization of artists and patrons dedicated to foster and develop an understanding and appreciation of the fine arts and their place in the cultural life of the community. They arrange for competent instruction in the arts of painting, graphics, sculpture and related arts to the members and general public.
The organization also promotes programs for the improvement of the artwork of talented youth and helps provide scholarships for this purpose. They work in cooperation with other groups or individuals having similar ideas and hold exhibitions open to the public.
The Polk County Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community centered in and around Polk County. The foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to area nonprofits, awards scholarships to local students, manages endowment funds for local nonprofits and administers other funds tailored to the specific charitable wishes of individual donors.
For additional information visit Tryon Painters & Sculptors gallery and studios at 26 Maple Street in downtown Tryon or their website at
– article submitted
by John Patterson

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