The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville will receive a grant for general operating support from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
The first grants of a two-cycle process were awarded to 11 arts organizations in six counties across the region. The amounts range from $10,000 to $75,000 and the fund will provide a total of $500,000. The Quinlan Visual Arts Center will receive $40,000.
Alex Castle, 15, of Flowery Branch has earned the Eagle Scout Award and recently was awarded the honor in a ceremony at Celebration Church in Hoschton.
Alex is a member of Troop 228; his scoutmaster is David Allen.
He is the son of Benjamin and Eileen Castle of Flowery Branch.