SAN DIEGO -- Councilmember Todd Gloria has allocated an additional $2,500 in grant funding from the city's Commission for Arts and Culture to support the recent Hillcrest Hoedown, organized by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA).
The event had previously been allocated $11,979 from the Commission, so the additional funds bring the city's total support for 2012 to $14,479.
The second annual Hillcrest Hoedown, held Oct. 7, is a large street festival on the east end of the neighborhood that includes vendors, entertainment, dancing, a beer garden and other attractions, all with a country flair. This year's event also included an evening dance party.
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture serves in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council on promoting, encouraging and increasing support for the region's artistic and cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
The Commission grants funding annually to a number of organizations that promote arts and culture in the City, including the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, the San Diego Women's Chorus, Diversionary Theatre and FilmOut San Diego.