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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Music Center today announced it received a $25 million gift from Tina and Jerry Moss to benefit new programming initiatives. With this gift, the arts organization will establish an annual, free summer concert, open to all, to be held outdoors on the newly named Jerry Moss Plaza, located at The Music Center; sustain and enhance The Music Center’s commitment to free and low-cost events; and formally launch arts partnerships with community organizations to help uplift artists and their work, with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC ) artists. Jerry Moss, a longtime Music Center supporter since 1968, is the legendary music executive who co-founded A&M Records with partner Herb Alpert and guided the careers of major artists, including Quincy Jones, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Sting and Janet Jackson, among countless other music
The county is unable to host the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale for the first time in 45 years because of COVID-19.
WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. — For the first time in 45 years, a Wyoming County art show won’t be able to take place because of COVID-19 concerns.
In place of the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale, the county is hosting an online shopping extravaganza during Columbus Day Weekend. The event, taking place October 10-12, will have over 90 online shops to browse. The goal for the virtual shopping spree is to bring the arts show into people’s homes.
“It was important to offer an opportunity for both the artisans to leverage some income on the special weekend and the public to lend their financial support by participating in this alternative annual fall, fun shopping event,” said Executive Director Jacqueline Swaby. “it was important to offer
the creative economy alive,” she says. “Shopping for creations by our community’s artisans is a splendid medium for doing so.”
Shoppers can browse online at shopcommunityarts.org or shop in-person. Curbside pick-up is also available.
The gift shop, located in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, was created by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County last year. At any given time, the shop may feature as many as 35 artisans specializing in mediums that include textiles, stained glass, mixed media, and sculpture. Artists don’t have to show in the Milton Rhodes Center’s Arboreal Gallery in order to sell in the gift shop, although there may occasionally be an overlap.
The shop is special and unique in the diversity of the artists and the products featured, Stokes says.
“We provide an array of artisan goods from artists of various backgrounds in different stages of their career,” she says. “More
Delta Dental of Tennessee to give 2 for 1 match to individual and corporate gifts to TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October
The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announces that long-time supporter and community partner, Delta Dental of Tennessee, is pledging a $50,000 challenge gift for the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October to help TPAC expand virtual arts education and community engagement programming during the pandemic.
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Delta Dental of Tennessee supports TPAC’s work to educate young Tennesseans about overall wellness and growth through its Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program. (Photo: Business Wire)
Delta Dental’s gift allows TPAC to solicit individual and corporate donations through a Double Down Gift Challenge in which Delta Dental will give $2 for every $1 donated up to $50,000 during the month.
Contributions to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund