The Fredericksburg Arts Commission now has its own website that will be used to promote local arts and cultural events.
The website promotes local art galleries and local businesses that host artists' work and bands, while also having details about the commission, its bylaws, meeting minutes, strategic plan and maps of the arts and cultural district.
"We are proud of our new website and are confident that it will help us serve the community for many years to come," said Kevin Bartram, chairman of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission and director of the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic.
The city put the website work out to bid and almost two-dozen companies submitted offers. The city requires any work that's above $1,000 must go through the procurement procedures and get at least three competitive offers, said Karen Hedelt, the city director of economic development and tourism.
Patrick McCarthy of Evolv Designs out of Norfolk won the project at a cost of $4,770 paid with a grant from the Economic Development Authority. The commission will pay $1,700 over the next three years for hosting and maintaining the website.
The following companies bid on the website project:
22nd Century Technologies, Inc.
Abacus Management Services
Civic Resource Group
Maven Concepts, LLC
Reef Light Interactive
sgd (Stephen Graham Design)
So Wise Art, LLC
Think Tank Creative
Wdg-Wed Development Group