On Wednesday, March 15, the Grants Committee and grant recipients gathered at Susan Crawford’s stunning home for a reception, beautifully organized by Peggy Dark and Carol Econn. The Grants Reception is always a special day for the Art Alliance, representing the culmination of all our work and furtherance of the mission of the PAA. A total of $300,000 was awarded to 34 different institutions, which is the largest grant total in our 62 year history! During the ceremony each of our grant recipients spoke eloquently about the projects that we funded and their appreciation of the work that we do. Again and again, they expressed how important our funding was to their organization, how impressed they were with the caliber and diversity of projects funded by the PAA, and how much they appreciated the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow colleagues.