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We Need Your Support

and we are Thankful for your Contributions!

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Raffle Entries for Original Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood
Drawing Takes Place December 31st at Midnight

As we approach the year's close, we are honored to work with you to support arts and creative learning opportunities in 2023. And here is yet another incentive to make your donation today: Every person who makes a donation of $250 and above between now and the end of the year will be entered in a raffle for an original painting. Two winners will be selected, each receiving one piece by renowned Plein Air painter Joli Ayn Wood. Check out the photos of these works; they are sure to captivate.

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A Message from Our Board President

It is a new day at the Floyd Center for the Arts. For more than 25 years, “the dairy barn on the hill” has been a landmark for the arts in Floyd. Thanks to you, our friends and supporters, the Floyd Center for the Arts is beginning a new era with plans to support the arts in new, creative ways. Reflecting on the past year, we are proud of the impact that your gifts helped support:

 

  • Visits to the Center increased 56% to more than 5,600 annually

  • 20 art exhibitions and 7 concerts were held

  • 300+ elementary through college students came for school field trips

  • 71 classes were held for ages 4 through “seniors”

  • Kids Summer Art Camps doubled and we launched a 16-week Homeschool Arts program

  • 45 Open Studio days enabled the public to use Pottery, Blacksmithing, and Glass studios

  • Floyd’s Artisan Market, Artisan Trail, and Gallery Walk supported artists and the local economy

New Leadership & New Happenings   This summer our new Executive Director Keela Dooley Marshall arrived to lead the Floyd Center for the Arts into a bright future. She brings leadership and passion for the arts at a pivotal time for the Center. As the new Board President, I am excited to provide her with strong board support to allow her vision to succeed. Stop by the Center these days and you can feel the creative energy. Plans for 2023 include:

  • Opening a Youth Art Gallery to showcase students’ work

  • New studios for Metalsmithing and Printmaking

  • Creation of an Artist Guild to connect and support local artists

  • Installation of new technology on the leading edge of artistic innovation and design

  • Greater community engagement – look for art about town!

We need you!   The arts strengthen our community, lift our spirits, and build a better quality of life for us all. It takes broad community support from people like you who volunteer, donate, and actively participate to keep our vibrant arts culture alive. Your gift will bring life to our mission to support, showcase and provide education in the arts. Please consider making a gift to ensure that the Floyd Center for the Arts remains a cornerstone of artistic excellence in our region. The Center’s Board and friends have pledged $12,000 if we can match their challenge.

Thank you for your continued support. Please come by, meet our staff, and bring your comments, suggestions, and ideas. We are always open to the new!

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