For 25 years the Allied Arts Council has been one of the many reasons living in Cleveland is appealing for so many people.The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce …
For 25 years the Allied Arts Council has been one of the many reasons living in Cleveland is appealing for so many people.
The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce organizes many of the major arts events in our community each year. The council supports and promotes still other arts-related events annually. The council strives to raise awareness regarding the value of the arts to quality of life to the community.
It has been committed to promoting the local arts community for over the past 25 years by offering quality arts programming and providing arts in education activities to local schools.
In January, the council observed its silver anniversary year. And they celebrated in style, bringing a big name artist to town. They sponsored a musical extravaganza — bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Cleveland! This is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today. Getting the band here was a big accomplishment.
It was a spectacular evening of glitz and glamour. The big band sound is timeless and appeals to the young, the old and everyone in between. Thank you, Allied Arts Council for a great celebration of 25 years of the arts in our city. And thanks to Dwight Richardson for coordinating this special evening. Dwight’s creativity put a special touch on the overall event, making it a night to remember for all attending.
Last summer, the Allied Arts Council and MainStreet Cleveland teamed up with Wacker Chemie to bring us First Friday Festivals during the summer. Hundreds came downtown on each Friday evening to relax in the park, listen to music and enjoy food from local vendors.
Meanwhile, planning is now underway for the 20th Chair-ries Jubilee. This is another milestone for the arts in our community. Since Chair-ries Jubilee began, this fundraising auction has distributed over $450,000 for arts in our schools, both public and private. Last year alone, they raised $25,000 for arts in schools.
Teachers can apply for a $500 grant for an arts program in their classrooms. The funds also support a visiting artist program for our schools and the community.
Look for more information coming soon about this year’s Chair-ries Jubilee on April 13 at the Museum Center at Five Points. Mark your calendar, because this is always a highlight of the year for artists and patrons alike.
The National Arts Education Public Awareness Campaign reminds us that “arts in the classroom inspire students to develop communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.” It is an important part of youth development and education; thus, it is important we support our community’s art-related programs. It’s not just educational, it’s also fun!
Thanks Allied Arts Council for bringing a variety of art education and appreciation to The City With Spirit. Here’s wishing you the best as you are going into the next 25 years.
We look forward to a great spring and summer of music and art in 2018.
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