SIDEBAR: Arts book fundraiser
- Published: February 13, 2014
Yellow Springs Arts Council has represented artists in the village for many decades. But who exactly are these artists and how many of them are there? That’s the mission of Antioch College Miller Fellow Alexandra Scott, who joined the organization this winter to create the first official directory of the village artists.
“The purpose is to help uphold the reputation of Yellow Springs as an arts community, for publicity for the artists and to help connect them to buyers,” Scott said last week.
The Arts Council is distributing surveys this week asking local artists to submit information about themselves and their work. The questionaires are due back to Arts Council by the end of February, for inclusion in this year’s book.
To raise funds to produce the directory, the Arts Council will host an Arts Alive fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30–9:30 p.m. The event at the YSAC gallery on Corry Street will feature live folk music by Cedar Waxwing (Ben Hemmendinger and Perin Elsworth-Heller) as well as a raffle with artsy prizes. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
Questionaires are also available at the Chamber of Commerce or online at ysarts council.com.