Local events awarded funding

This Bier Garten Polka Party was part of the festivities at last year's NEPO 5K Don't Run. Photo by David Lasky in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs announced funding awards totaling $46,800 to 39 neighborhood arts festivals and events yesterday through the Neighborhood and Community Arts (NCA) program.

Each organization received a $1,200 award. Two Beacon Hill-related events received grants: Cinco de Mayo, a Fifth of May celebration with music and dance presented by El Centro de la Raza, and the NEPO 5k (will it be a run this year instead of a walk-don’t-run?), in which eighty local artists will present site-specific installations and performances along of Seattle streets, presented by NEPO House.

Other nearby events include Columbia City’s Beatwalk; Celebrate Little Saigon, a Vietnamese cultural festival and night market; Word Expressed, readings by Filipino artists and writers; Honk! Fest West, a roving marching band festival; and the Georgetown Carnival.

For the complete list of events receiving funding, go here.