Anchorage, AK

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg gives $1M for Anchorage art space

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is awarding a $1 million grant to Anchorage to convert an empty downtown building into a workspace for artists and designers.

Bloomberg joined Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to announced Wednesday the first winner of the 2018 Public Art Challenge, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The project aims to encourage the creation of public art, which helps cities attract and retain business as well as create a more enjoyable environment for residents, Bloomberg said.

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