“The goal is to raise $20,000 through private and corporate donations – and the Arts Council will match up to $20,000 – to make “Natural Embrace” a permanent fixture in our community,” said Deborah Martin Mintz, Executive Director. The fund-raising drive kicks off on 4th Friday, February 23, and continues through March 31.
“Natural Embrace” is one of 17 total artworks now in downtown Fayetteville. The collective effort, called “Work In Progress,” is a temporary art exhibition gifted to the community through city and county funding, private donors and matched by Arts Council funding. The contributing artists hail from various parts of the United States.
There are multiple ways to show support for public art – and to donate to keep “Natural Embrace” in downtown Fayetteville, including www.theartscouncil.com.
Click here to learn more: http://www.theartscouncil.com/naturalembrace
ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.
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The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.