Edmonds Center for Arts receives Diversity Commission grant


Edmonds Center for the Arts has received grant support from the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission to underwrite the world premiere performance of Lil Buck & Jon Boogz’s Love Heals All Wounds on Thursday, Jan. 11. The grant supports the participation of Northwest Tap Connection as the performance’s opening act, with the objectives to both connect Love Heals All Wounds to the community at a local level, and to provide opportunities for young and emerging artists to showcase their talents.

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission’s purpose is to promote an environment that accepts, celebrates, and appreciates diversity within the community.

Northwest Tap Connection is a Seattle-based racial and social justice oriented studio, and recipient of the 2009 City of Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. The company is comprised of emerging dancers, and led by founder and Artistic Director Melba Ayco.

Ayco’s dedication to the community has made a lasting, positive imprint on the greater Seattle area, and resulted in numerous accolades, including the 2017 African Town Queen Award, and the 2017 Martin Luther King Medal of Community Service Award for District No. 2 of the City of Seattle.

ECA presents Lil Buck & Jon Boogz, Love Heals All Wounds on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. As part of ECA’s Education & Outreach programs, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz will also lead a free movement workshop on Jan. 10 with local high school students, as well as perform a shortened one-hour presentation of Love Heals All Wounds for school groups at ECA on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Visit www.ec4arts.org for details.


Tickets (Jan. 11 at 7:30 pm): $24-$49, $15 youth/student, 10% discount for seniors and military. Tickets to ECA Education Matinees are available to school groups and homeschool families, and are $8 per student, with $2 Arts for Everyone tickets available to schools with an overall rate of 30% or higher of students on Free & Reduced Meal programs. Please call the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595, go online at www.ec4arts.org, or visit us in person at the ECA Box Office, located at 410 Fourth Avenue North. ECA is a proud member of TeenTix, and offers $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office on the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.

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