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California Cultural Districts includes San Pedro Arts District

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Arts Council has announced the 14 districts that will serve as California’s inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts, highlighting thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California.

A coalition of San Pedro cultural organizations joined together to enter the competition, led by the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District and including the Office of Council District 15 – Joe Buscaino, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Grand Vision Foundation.  Little Tokyo is the only other Los Angeles District selected. A brief look at why San Pedro was selected.

A Cultural District, as outlined by the program, is a well-defined geographic area with a high concentration of cultural resources and activities. Each of the 14 districts will receive the designation for a period of five years, per state legislation. Designation, under this pilot launch of the program, includes benefits such as technical assistance, peer-to-peer exchanges, and branding materials and promotional strategy. The Council has partnered with Visit California and Caltrans for strategic statewide marketing and resource support. For more information.