Winter is upon us!
The winter solstice is on Friday, December 21st. The good news is that this the shortest day of the year and each day from here will be getting longer. Add in a full moon and a Ursid meteor shower and we have an interesting couple days and nights!
Things are also interesting for ArtsAltoona!
The Kress building continues to be cleaned out and work to stabilize the roof has begun.
Our new Development Associate, Lexi Triforo, has brought in our first room sponsorship for the Studio Arts Center and some contributions for the After School Arts Program (ASAP) as well. If you are affiliated with a business that may be interested in a sponsorship, please let us know.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has graciously granted us funding for an artist, Lynn Magee, for two sessions of ASAP beginning in January. Each session is planned to be 5 weeks long with two classes per week. This will take place at the Altoona Area Public Library. Lynn is known for her beautiful watercolor paintings and we are very excited to be working with her.
We have a great committee planning a mid-winter fundraiser. It will be at the Station Medical Center on February 7th. It has a pre-Valentines Day shopping theme, we’re calling it hART Shop & Eat. We’ve got a great list of vendors planning to participate in two sessions, one from 11am to 2pm and the other from 5pm to 7:30pm. The evening will be a ticketed event and have a Happy Hour environment. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Have you bought your Imagination Way bricks yet? We have had quite a number of sales so far! Please go to the link on the website and make your purchases now! It’s a great gift for someone who has everything!
Thanks for your interest in ArtsAltoona! Please let me know if you want to get more involved. Our committees would welcome more active members and ASAP is in need of volunteers!
Be sure to read Tony DeGol’s articles about a couple of outstanding artists in our community and a special creative song he composed just for us at ArtsAltoona! Thanks Tony.
For those who celebrate – I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a healthy, happy and artsy new year!