A contribution of $1,500 was presented at the meeting of the Villa Rica Main Street Arts Coalition Board in support of the fund for the bronze Goldminer Statue to be erected in downtown Villa Rica.
The statue commemorates the historical first gold rush in the United States. It will be erected in an area which will be known as Goldminer Plaza, which is part of a master plan for revitalizing downtown Villa Rica.
One purpose of the Villa Rica Main Street Arts Coalition is committed to further art appreciation in the community. Earlier this Summer, the Coalition awarded a grant in the amount of $2,500 to the Art Department of Villa Rica High School for equipment and supplies to establish a studio for students to create works of art through various printmaking techniques. An award of $1,500 was also made to ARC Carroll County in support of art-related programs of the Richards Respite Home, which serves adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to funding for art projects, the Coalition sponsors membership in VSA Arts of Georgia to provide opportunities for artistic and cultural experiences for the Home’s members.