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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Santa Ana City Council Approves 10-Year Arts and Culture Master Plan

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Santa Ana prides itself in the past as a city of arts, and for more than a year, it's been envisioning what that identity will look like in the future. The Santa Ana city council tasked the Cultural Planning Group, a consulting firm, in May 2015 to develop an Arts and Culture Master Plan. Community outreach began in January with a "Town Hall Kick-Off" event featuring Chicana author and playwright Josefina Lopez at Santa Ana College. The consulting firm placed the finishing touches on the plan to deepen arts in the city over the next ten years, with the city council unanimously approving its vision last night.

"We do believe this is one in a series of steps," councilman Vince Sarmiento said in brief comments before the vote. "I do see art as a way that fills the soul of the city."

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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