Just no way to explain how happy we all are about the First Annual Arts Festival that we held on Saturday, March 14th at the Best Western Windsor Inn in Ashland, Oregon. It was fantastic. It’s always a little daunting to throw an event for the first time. I think many of us are just happy that the first year is behind us, but to be honest it really was a fabulous evening for all involved.
The event went from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and included a visual art exhibit by the kids, music ensemble perfomances by students in Orchestra and Band, culinary delights perpared by the kids in their new kitchen, and an outstanding video created to highlight the Studio to Schools program at large.
We also offered catered foods, a silent auction, a live auction, donation opportunities, live music by Salsa Brava, and an arts table to create gift cards. This was a parents/adult event so the wine was pouring and the beer was tapped.
All in all, this event gave us adults a chance to rally around the arts in a very special way. We reached our goal of raising $5,000 for our reserves account and we had a lot of fun doing it!!!
Already looking forward to next years event!