by Natalia Dutt, AmeriCorps Member
As spring is on the horizon it means it is almost time for the yearly ArtSpring festival. It is a time when Thomas and Davis pull out all of the stops to support the local artists. For the people who attend this full weekend they are able to find live music, works from local artisans, and a community that truly supports one another. For the people behind the scenes it is a weekend that takes months of planning. The board behind ArtSpring work tirelessly to make sure this event goes off without a hitch. This past month, they hosted their annual silent auction at White Grass, raising funds to support the upcoming weekend. The attendants were able to enjoy an amazing dinner provided by the White Grass staff, a silent auction featuring items from a wide variety of local businesses, and the great company of a community that is here to support one another. Though this event took place on a snowy evening, it was a night full of fun and showing support for an organization that plays such a big role in the Thomas community. According Alexa White, the AmeriCorps serving with ArtSpring, “they were able to reach their goal of nearly $3,000.” The money raised from the silent auction as well as the tickets sold for the event will most likely go towards the funding of the live music throughout the weekend. “we know how talented our local musicians are and it’s really rewarding to know that the money raised will go almost directly back to them,” said White.
Though the best is yet to come with this weekend festival, the White Grass fundraiser was the perfect event to get everyone excited for Memorial Day. Be sure to follow ArtSpring on Facebook and Instagram for all of the important event updates.