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Letter: Keeping the local arts scene alive

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Arts On Main is pleased to announce that we have met the Cook Foundation Challenge!

On behalf of Arts On Main, we would like to publicly thank loyal patrons (and some amazing new friends) who raised $15,000 to match the Cook Foundation grant.

Fundraising is an ongoing necessity to sustain our mission, but the Cook Foundation Challenge proceeds allow Arts On Main to begin a sixth season of offering fine and performing arts experiences right here at home. In addition to exhibiting art, making a place for artists to gather, having concerts and plays, and offering art classes, we are also providing an after-school art program at three elementary schools, a Teen Artist Mentoring Program, and have provided art workshops for assisted living groups nearby.

Arts On Main provides great arts programming for our community. All of this contributes to a culturally rich community stimulating our economy by attracting new families and visitors. We are grateful to all who s...

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