Kentuck gets Boxes of Joy grant

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Northport’s Kentuck Art Center is getting a grant that will ensure West Alabama’s children have access to supplies art instruction.

The $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will support Kentuck’s Boxes of Joy program, which provides art supply kits once a month to children who are incarcerated or considered economically disadvantaged.

Kentuck Deputy Director Exa Skinner said making a coloring book is just one of the many crafts the children can create from a Box of Joy.

“Having something come to you every month says somebody cares about you beyond the people in your home,” Skinner said. “Your community cares about you. We are a place that is for everybody. We want everybody to be here and enjoy the arts.”

The program began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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