After a rocky start due to damaging storms, summer in the Lakes Area is here and we are bouncing back. Thank you to Theater Le Homme Dieu for nominating us for their nonprofit choice June 17 at Wake Up Alexandria. That was truly heartwarming to know we have so much support! Red Willow Arts Coalition was also generous to share their space while we had a pop-up printmaking project during the concert for the kids and sent them home with art kits. If you would like to learn more, we will be at Art in the Park in the arts organizations tent and would love to share how you can help. Lastly, Saturday Art Market continues to provide space for our art pop-ups as often as we can, local 4H kids learned all about watercolor in a small group class, and we continue to provide kids with art supplies as much as we can.
The community support has been truly humbling and feels good to make even a small difference for our kids. As we continue to grow and accept new donations, our goal to open a visual art center is getting closer. If you know of a downtown/central Alexandria location available that we could acquire via sale or donation, please contact us. We have so much more to offer our amazing community!