Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring for Art

I'm not sure why we all do this to ourselves, but spring is sheer madness in the local nonprofit community! One can become quickly overwhelmed by all the activity out there: River Run, Empty Bowls, Hispanic Night, Race for the Cure, Bird Fest and taste of the Town, recycled bikes and block parties and all sorts of other great events to support!

Associated Artists is no different. We are gearing up for our 12th annual fundraiser, Spring for Art. This year our honored guests are Milton & Mattie Rhodes, as Milton prepares to retire as President and CEO of our local Arts Council. He's done an incredible job - truly amazing - with fundraising and clean-up and progress within that organization. Many believe that ours was the only arts council in the country to meet a fundraising goal last year. Now that's something to be proud of! And as a Funded Partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County, we are as proud as he must be. (AAWS received a 52% increase in our grant funding from The Arts Council this year)

So yes. Spring for Art is coming up at the end of May and we are planning the party. Volunteers are needed of course - and we'll have a meeting in the gallery Wednesday April 28th at 2pm to discuss details like flowers and food and art placement. We'll have a huge mailing to go out May 1st. And we need a few suggestions on ways that we can add a little extra special pizazz this year, too!

For the artist, there are detailed instructions on ways that you can participate here on our website. Click the prospectus link on the left hand side and read carefully. Again - we've changed things up a bit in order to present our best work, and to make the purchasing a little more fun. This is, after all, a fundraiser! :)

That is what comes next on our calendar at the gallery. Leave a comment and tell us what you are working on, too!


  1. As always, I am looking forward to Spring for Art, and I think I'm going to like the changes that are in store. It's also a great time to volunteer and help out... doing that is often a party in itself! So yay... I'm getting psyched!

  2. We so love that you do so much for us, as if sharing your artwork weren't enough!! Thanks...