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Arts Council to Kick Off “2020 Clear Vision” Community Fund for the Arts Campaign

5:30 pm, Monday, January 27. at Milton Rhodes Center

Winston-Salem, NC  (January 17, 2020) —  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will kick off its “2020 Clear Vision” Community Fund for the Arts campaign at  5:30 p.m., Monday, January 27, at Reynolds Place Theatre in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. This high-spirited event will be emceed by former WGHP FOX personality Brent Campbell, now Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for the WS/FC school system, which receives Arts Council support. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The 2020 campaign goal is $2.5 million. “We could have aimed lower to guarantee success in reaching it,” said Randy Eaddy, Arts Council President and CEO, “but that would not be real success for what the community’s constellation of amazing arts organizations and artists needs from The Arts Council. Our vibrant and diverse arts constellation needs us to aim high and raise the maximum we can to support the arts, helping them ‘touch every corner’ of our community,” he said.

Attendees will gather in the Arboreal Gallery, where Arts Council partner organizations and other grant recipients will be featured. Mary D. Williams, vocalist and Arts Council Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education grantee, will perform. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from The Porch  while they browse The Milton Rhodes Center’s new Community Arts Gift Shop and the Every Corner Gallery. Jazmine Moore, artist, will be at her easel capturing the event, while caricaturist Erik Huffine will be entertaining guests with quick sketches.

Aliza` Diggs-Bailey, Arts Council Vice President of Fundraising, promises a high-energy “2020 Clear Vision” Community Fund for the Arts Campaign, which will reach out to individual donors, businesses and corporations, and foundations in intriguing ways. There will be a lot on incentives to give along the way. “We are lucky to have strong support from local businesses that provide gift cards and products for campaign events to help prime the pump,” Diggs-Bailey said. “This year will also have some show stoppers that include use of a vacation home in the North Carolina mountains and, on the other side of the state, a Gulf Stream fishing experience on Moon Dancer, a sleek 41′ Rebel made in South America. And how about dinner for you and friends at your home here prepared by an award-winning local chef?”

RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged for planning purposes. Contact Katrina Meeks at kmeeks@intothearts.org or 336-747-1413.

Winston-Salem, known as a “City of Arts & Innovation”, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues. 

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