Valentino to back new arts group

According to today’s PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC’s Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new all-volunteer group, Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE), which will be headed by David Bear. Read more – link is only good for seven days.

State Attorney Bill Eddins has launched an investigation into the finances of the Arts Council.