CAFE Grants for the Arts: Encouraging Artistic Endeavors

From D&B Strategic Marketing

To say chalk artist Chris Monaghan and guitarist Michael Harrington were thrilled when they found out that they were each receiving a Chelsea Area Festivals & Events (CAFE) $1,000 grant, well, that’s an understatement.

Monaghan immediately applied when CAFE decided to provide the grants as an extension of their mission to enrich Chelsea, and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year.

Chalk Artists, Chris Monaghan on his 3-D chalk skateboard drawing.

Then came the explosion of ideas.

“My mind immediately went into overdrive,” he

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