Hudson receives $30,000 for the HUB Station

Hudson receives $30,000 for the HUB Station

The Town of Hudson was recently named as a recipient of a $30,000 Art  Engagement Grant from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

The grant was awarded to aid in bringing audiences to the HUB Station Arts Center as part of the Hometown Strong initiative. 

Hometown Strong is an initiative that offers a more personal and hands-on approach to state government. This approach allows citizens to connect with their local government representatives more directly, providing them with the tools and resources they need to be more  active and engaged in their communities, especially in rural communities. This effort to strengthen North Carolina’s hometowns leverages state and local resources, identifies ongoing  projects and community needs, and implements focused plans to boost the economy. 

The Department of  Natural and Cultural Resources chose the Town of Hudson due to its “vibrant artistic community," according to a press release issued by the town.

“Hudson is a cultural center for our region, with a rich history and a bright future,” says Jonathan Greer, Hudson town manager. “This grant allows us to continue building a stronger community  on a foundation of hometown pride." 

The Town of Hudson invites everyone to, "enjoy performing arts, other art media, and artists at work in their studios in the Arts Center of the HUB Station located in Hudson, North Carolina."

Within the Arts Center, you can visit The Mitford Museum by Jan Karon. Admire the original art and craft one-of-a-kind pieces at the Red Awning Gallery and take lessons in instruments, dance, creative movement, and theatrics, the press release states. 

“The Town of Hudson and its partners have done a fantastic job creating the HUB Arts Center and engaging artists of all types. This has the potential to be a transformative project for the community. The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources stands ready to help Hudson develop its programming schedule and help bring more people together,” says Reid Wilson, secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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