Arts in Society grantees were announced at the 10th Annual RedLine EPIC Gala on April 19th, 2018 in Denver. After a rigorous process and many phenomenal submissions, 22 Colorado artists and organizations have been selected to win $480,000 through Arts in Society funding backed by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Grants of between $10,000–$36,000 have been awarded to 22 artists and organizations, to facilitate projects in their communities that address today's most urgent social issues.
An active community garden at Polston Elementary School was the seed, which grew into a farm park, along the Rio Grande Corridor in Alamosa, Colorado. After Polston Elementary closed in 2008, maintaining and expanding the community garden became an opportunity to ensure that the land, its river access, trails, prime agricultural soils, and sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains were secured as a community asset.