First-ever campaign will provide opportunities to participate in, celebrate, and donate to the local arts community
Greensboro, N.C., March 20, 2015 — ArtsGreensboro announced today that it will kick off the first-ever I HEART ARTS Month with a free Family Jubilee and Summer Camp Fair at Revolution Mill Event Center, 900 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405, from 1 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
The Family Jubilee and Summer Camp Fair will include activities and performances that families can enjoy together. Performances include:
· 1:45 pm: Greensboro Opera
· 2:30 pm: The Poetry Project
· 3:15 pm: Greensboro Ballet
· 4:00 pm: Music Academy of North Carolina
· 4:45 pm: Community Theatre of Greensboro
On display will be an exhibition of artwork by students from Guilford County Schools. Attendees will be able to cast votes for their favorite pieces; votes will be $1/each, with all proceeds benefiting arts-in-education initiatives funded by ArtsGreensboro. The student artists who garner the most votes will receive People’s Choice Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with the Superintendent’s Awards on Monday, March 30, at Centennial Station in High Point.
Other highlights include art activities led by the Center for Visual Artists (CVA), a photo booth hosted by Greenhill/ArtQuest, and exhibits on a variety of summer camps and other programs for kids and families presented by arts organizations, City Arts, Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute, the City of Greensboro/Parks & Rec, the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro Day School, the Youth Cricket Club of Carolina, NCCJ, Tumblebees, and many more.
From March 29 through May 1, I HEART ARTS Month will shine a light on the pillars of our local arts community—the arts organizations, artists, teachers, projects, and programs that deliver huge economic impact and make Greensboro a vibrant place to live and work. Throughout the month, people of all ages will have opportunities to participate in, celebrate, and donate to the local arts community.
“I HEART ARTS Month is a great way to remind our community of the important role the arts play—every day—in making Greensboro a vibrant place to live and work,” said Denny Kelly, Chairwoman of Bouvier Kelly and 2015 ArtsFund Co-Chair.
“If every Greensboro resident donated $1 to ArtsGreensboro during April, we could provide $275,000 in additional funding to arts organizations, artists, teachers, and arts-in-education initiatives that keep our community strong,” said Josephus Thompson III, local artist, educator, and 2015 ArtsFund Co-Chair.
To learn more about the Family Jubilee and Summer Camp Fair and I HEART ARTS Month, e-mail ArtsGreensboro Deputy Director Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh at ESMosh@artsgreensboro.org or visit www.artsgreensboro.org."
- A Press Release