Westport has long been known as an arts community.
The Westport Arts Center is doing its best to make sure that’s true for many years to come.
The organization will award a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who plans to attend an arts-based college program this fall.
Scholarships are also available for the WAC’s Summer Camp program. The week-long workshops are for ages 4 to 7 (mornings), and ages 8 to 12 (afternoons). Themed week topics include painting, clay and 3D art.
The high school and summer camp scholarships are made possible through the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center Foundation. The Main Street landlord and founder of the Downtown Merchants Association left $500,000 in his will to help fund that group.
Scholarships are based on financial need. To begin the application process, call Westport’s Human Services Department (203-341-1050). Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.