This is evident in two of our major projects, the Gallery Hop and the An Art-full Affair. The Hop provides opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell commission free in downtown businesses/agencies that volunteer to serve as galleries for the evening. The Art-full Affair is our bi-annual arts scholarship fundraiser to give financial assistance to local children who can not afford to participate in extra-curricular arts opportunities. These two programs promote the arts and ensure the future of the arts in this community.
Most of our work, however, is behind the scenes in matching artists to commission free venues, advocating for art organizations, technical assistance in planning arts related events, providing scholarships, co-sponsoring various arts events.
We have over 150 local artists who participated in exhibits; in spite of a growing Hispanic community, we do not have any Hispanic exhibitors. We have enlisted the aid of Centro Latino at Centre College to promote exhibit opportunities to that population.
We promote the importance of the arts to children through our Youth Art Fair, but artists exhibiting at other events are much older. We will work with the art department at Centre College to promote exhibit opportunities to their students.
35 individual children received scholarships in 2014, and of that group 26 previously received scholarships for the same arts activity; all 4th and 5th graders in the community attended "Alice in Operaland" funded through the scholarship program.
One recipient of scholarships has studied dance through the recreation department for 5 years; she will pursue study of dance in college next fall.
The program is working if the recipient accepts the award with pride and if people attend the reception held in his/her honor.
Curated exhibits: Rotating exhibits are arranged in conjunction with the Boyle County Public Library for their Mahan Gallery. An opening receptions is held to announce each new exhibit.
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