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Anacortes Arts Festival – Community Coming Together

Anacortes Arts Festival Board members Lisa Kuhnlein & Teresa Kolp

Anacortes Arts Festival Board members Lisa Kuhnlein & Teresa Kolp

Though its big celebration is in August, the Anacortes Arts Festival is a perfect example of how a community coming together can have a real impact year-round.

Here is an example of how the Festival has “Given Back” in 2012

  • $26,000 in organizational grants that funded cultural performances for school kids, public sculpture, weekly music at the Farmer’s Market and elsewhere, art workshops, dance and theater support
  • $6,000 – Art Dash (with partner Parks & Recreation) funded Tommy Thompson Mural Project & community Word Waves Poetry Program
  • $1,100 – Anacortes Collects Program partnered with the Port of Anacortes to purchase artwork for their public spaces
  • $1000 – The Festival ended the year by presenting over 50 art kits to the Salvation Army for Christmas distribution to encourage creative expression for youth in need. We’d like to thank Faber-Castell who generously matched part of this gift.

Aside from the monetary impact, the Festival is, and always has been, about bringing the community together to celebrate and showcase creativity and innovation. The good that comes out of that is what a successful non-profit is about.

The Festival Board and staff would like to thank ALL of our community partners and participants for another great year!

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