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Pawtucket Arts District proves a powerful promotional tool

January 12, 2014

Mixed media artist Leslie Hirst shows her enamel, resin and four leaf clovers piece entitled 'Four:Square' in her Pawtucket living space in the Arts District. (PHOTO/ERNEST A. BROWN)

PAWTUCKET — It’s been over 15 years since city officials decided to color outside the lines and create a geographic area known as an “Arts District.”

While legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 allowing a sales tax exemption on artwork makes the entire state essentially an arts district, many current city officials, business owners and artists agree that the designated zone was a smart move back in 1999 and continues to frame Pawtucket positively.

For full article, see Page 1 of today's Times.

 

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