Allied Arts to celebrate 60 years
Council to launch fundraising campaign for endowment fund
Over 60 years, the Allied Arts Council has created quite a legacy. Many Lethbridge-area people have learned to develop their artistic abilities — and countless more have enjoyed their work.
But now, to help celebrate those six decades, the council is setting up an endowment fund. The goal, says council spokesperson Kelaine Devine, is to help the next generation of young artists find their niche as well.
A fundraising campaign will be launched Feb. 10, during a festive “60 Years Young” celebration at Casa.
The endowment fund is being created with the assistance of the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, she says.
“This endowment will help provide sustainability for future years, and assist us as we carry out our mission of providing leadership in advancing and enhancing the arts in Lethbridge,” Devine says.
The 60th-year celebration will include contributions by “our talented players and performers,” she says, as well as an “art creation moment.” It will also offer “scrumptious bevvies and bites.”
Participants will also be invited to bid in a silent auction, or purchase a limitededition art work which will include entry into a draw for a diamond necklace or an original wood sculpture by Lethbridge artist Roger McMullen.
There are still opportunities for more donations to the auction, Devine says, or to volunteer to assist during the evening.
Tickets for the evening, priced at $60 per person, are in limited supply. They’re available by phone at 403-320-0555 or in person weekdays at the Allied Arts office, 318 7 St. S.
All funds raised at the event will go to the endowment fund.
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Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge executive director Suzanne Lint shows off an original wood sculpture by Lethbridge artist Roger McMullen, which will be raffled off during the “60 Years Young - Celebrate the AAC” event at Casa in February. @TMartinHerald