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The Forsyth County Arts Alliance awards $23K in grants to local groups
Forsyth Central High School
The Forsyth County Arts Alliance named the recipients of its annual grants, including Forsyth Central High School for its children’s puppetry production.

The Forsyth County Arts Alliance announced the recipients of its 2019 grants on Wednesday.

The organization awarded a total of $22,500 in grants to:

• Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra to put on music concerts, including in Forsyth County;

• Forsyth Central High School for its children’s puppetry production;

• Forsyth County Public Library for its visiting author series;

• Northside Hospital Forsyth auxiliary for its music therapy program;

• Pianos for Peace Festival to place pianos in public spaces throughout the community;

• Sawnee Association of the Arts for its Christmas and spring events;

• Sawnee Ballet Theatre for its 28th Annual Nutcracker and Story Ballet double feature;

• Strings of Mercy, a therapeutic music project by the Healing Forsyth Memory Care Initiative.

The arts alliance is a philanthropic organization, under the umbrella of the North Georgia Community Foundation, that is dedicated to supporting the arts in Forsyth County. Since 2008, it’s awarded more than $500,000 in grants and scholarships through an endowment, according to a press release. An all-volunteer Board of Directors of local business and community leaders is responsible for stewardship of the alliance’s funds and makes recommendations for how to distribute it.