Arts Council of the Brazos Valley Takes a Look at the New YearFeatured Stories, News Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley has a special new project this year.
CEO Chris Dyer says they’re very excited to present the Science Engineering Arts Design Gallery, or “SEAD” gallery, in downtown Bryan.
He says people want to live in a community that’s creative and appealing, and having an art-enriched environment attracts tourists and supports the local economy.
Meanwhile, as local non-profit organizations and art programs attempt to weather out the recession and enter the new year with a game plan, Dyer says they’re discovering that they work very well side-by-side.
For or example, in March, the ACBV will work with the Brazos Valley Food Bank to do a version of the Empty Bowls project that focuses on art and which will benefit both the organizations.
Dyer says says there’s definitely a demand for a non-profit program service revenue, in which an organization generates revenue by providing a service, and it’s been successful for many non-profits.
Dyer says the BCS area has a lot of artists, and although art, entertainment and non-profits go by the wayside in tough times, they really do improve quality of life.
He says other fundraisers for the new year include bench sponsorships and the ACBV’s anniversary fundraiser in March, and there are also all kinds of art classes and camps available for all ages this year.
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