Downtown Fremont receives grant

FREMONT — Rural LISC Creative Placemaking Initiative is to bring funding to Downtown Fremont Inc. to help assist the Great Easter Theatre Paramount Cinema and to assist the Downtown Revitalization Historic District.

The grant is to focus on creative small business development and supporting local artists. The grant is in the amount of $10,212 and is to be used for the renovation of the theatre’s marquee sign and benches and artist stipends.

Three artistic benches are to be designed by local businesses that specialize in metal design. The benches are to then be painted by artists or students from Bishop Hoffman Catholic School and Fremont Ross High School art clubs.