Pueblo has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Pueblo Arts Alliance was awarded $10,000 for unified signage throughout the Creative Corridor, which stretches from Main Street to Union Ave. and up to the Mesa Junction.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center received $20,000 to support an exhibition of photographs by artist Ansel Adams.

The 2016 annual fall grant awards were announced today.

Twenty-two projects throughout Colorado received grants, which totaled $435,000.

“The arts are part of our everyday lives. No matter who you are or where you live,they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like those in Colorado offer more opportunities to engage in the arts every day,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu in a released statement.

The mural and artwork by Mathew Taylor and Mike Strescino on the side of the old R.T. Frazier's Saddlery Building is among many murals found throughout the Creative Corridor. Photo by Nick Naglich

The mural and artwork by Mathew Taylor and Mike Strescino on the side of the old R.T. Frazier’s Saddlery Building is among many murals found throughout the Creative Corridor. Photo by Nick Naglich