The Macon Arts Alliance is expected to get about $4,600 in a grant that will allow it to expand its opening weekend for Fired Works.

The money is part of $200,000 awarded by the Georgia Department of Economic Development to 10 tourism and art entities in the state out of 73 applications for funds, according to a news release. The grant will actually go to Macon-Bibb County for the Arts Alliance.

The 10th annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale will be held April 11-19 in Macon’s Central City Park, according to its website.

The exhibit and sale features more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast. Fired Works began as a local pottery show and has grown to become the largest exhibit of functional and sculptural pottery in Georgia.

Georgia Tourism and Georgia Council for the Arts, both divisions of the economic development department, partnered to maximize the Tourism Product Development program, which gives local communities the resources needed to support local arts-based tourism.

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