air" painting taught by Judi Bradford in cooperation with the
Audubon House was one of 40 exhibitions, performances and creative
activities for children displayed at the Childrens Festival of the
Arts held April 12th at East Martello Museum. The event,
coordinated by Art Behind Bars, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts
and the Key West Art & Historical Society, drew nearly 1,000
attendees and raised public awareness of arts and cultural programs
available to children in the Keys.
In addition, the event has raised, to date, over $2600 for Take
Stock in Children in an ongoing initiative in which stock
certificates can be purchased to benefit the program.
For more information visit www.artbehindbars.org.
Behind Bars, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and the Key West
Art & Historical Society are pleased to announce the success of
the recent Childrens
Festival of the Arts, held April 12th at E. Martello
Tower. With more than 40 groups participating through exhibitions,
performances, and creative activities for children, the event drew
almost 1,000 attendees throughout the day, and succeeded in raising
public awareness of all the arts and cultural programs available to
children in the Keys.
planners are pleased to announce that the entire festival, which was
also a fundraiser for Take Stock in Children, was able to raise 1.5
college scholarships for deserving
children. The amount raised, more than $2,600, will be matched at the
local level by several generous benefactors, and matched again at the
of the planning committee included Lynne Vantriglia & Janis
Stevens of Art Behind Bars, Andrea Comstock of the Florida Keys
Council of the Arts, Nora Lynch & Diane Rippe of the Key West Art
& Historical Society, entertainment co-ordinator Skipper Kripitz,
soundman TJ McGann, stage manager Heather Heels, and emcees George
Murphy & Mimi McDonald. Cash donations from Jimmy Buffetts
Margaritaville & First State Bank, plus in-kind contributions from
the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Pepsi, Reddy Ice,
MacArthur Music, Waste Management, the Hilton Resort, New York Pizza,
and Solares Hill Design Group helped to insure that all proceeds from
the event went towards Take Stock in Children.
There is still time to participate in this
exciting initiative. Go to www.artbehindbars.org
and click on the hand at the bottom of the home page to get
information or purchase a stock certificate. A 1% share of a
college education can be had for a mere $17.50, and make a big
difference in the life of a child.