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Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. The Inc. 5000 List includes companies with the highest revenue growth over a three-year period. Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, owned by Todd and Elaine Damschen and started in their basement in 2000, is ranked 3,937 on the list.

Nine arts grants awarded for area projects, programs

The Spokane Arts Grant Awards has announced the recipients of nine arts grants for projects and programs that will take place in Spokane in the next year.

Power 2 The Poetry has been given an $8,000 grant for an after-school poetry program with Spokane Public Schools. Quiero Flamenco and Monica Mota will receive $5,000 for a performance of “Aire Flamenco,” a live music and dance from Flamenco artists at The Bing Crosby Theater in 2019.

A $2,500 grant to Cherry Street Studios will help support a free, public exhibition of “A Spokane Silver Celebration,” featuring 50 black-and-white film and silver gelatin prints. Stage Left Theater plans to use its $4,500 grant to produce its first musical, “The Threepenny Opera.”

Counting Coup Media is creating “Red Road,” a film tackling issues of Native identity and Hollywood distortion with its $5,000 grant. Jenny Hyde has been given $4,000 for her project, “The Streets of Spokane,” in which she will work with a mechanical engineer to record changing textures of Spokane’s streets. She plans to use the records to create scores and videos.

The Museum of Arts and Culture will bring “RYAN! Feddersen: Phantom Lands,” an exhibition connecting U.S. history, the artist’s Okanagan heritage and their connections in the modern world with its $3,500 grant. The One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, taking place Oct. 19-20 at the Bing Crosby Theater, has been awarded $2,500.

Edward Bryan, writer, and William Berry, composer, have been awarded $5,000 to assist the staging of “Moby Dick – A Musical” in April. More information about grantees can be found by visiting www.spokanearts.org.

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest. To submit items for consideration, email Business Editor Paul W. Smith at pauls@spokesman.com.


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