Rural LISC Creative Placemaking Initiative will bring funding to Downtown Fremont Inc. to help assist the Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema and boost the Downtown Revitalization Historic District.

The grant focuses on cultivating creative small business development and supporting local artists.  The grant funds of $10,212 will be used for the renovation of the theatre’s marquee sign ($8,000) and benches and artist stipends ($2,212).

Three artistic benches will be designed by local businesses that specialize in metal design.  Once completed will be painted by commissioned local artists and/or students from Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools and Fremont Ross High School art clubs to convey a visual message of what the downtown is and has to offer.

The partnership with Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) and Downtown Fremont Inc. is an example of three different organizations working together for the betterment of our community.  GLCAP was an important partner for writing the grant.  With Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema having the willingness to support the revitalization of our downtown.