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Chair-ries Jubilee 2019 ‘Coming of Age – Transformation’
April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Save the date & opportunities to participate!
The 21st arts-in-education fundraiser, Chair-ries Jubilee: Coming of Age – Transformation, will take place Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. As in prior years, the benefit depends on the talented and generous artists and business people that make Chair-ries Jubilee a success. “This year’s event will celebrate Chair-ries Jubilee 21st year and the 21st century, as seen through the eyes of area artists in support of the theme,” stated Nancy Casson, chairman of the Chair-ries Jubilee Committee. “The annual benefit gives artists an opportunity to ‘pick’ a furniture piece—anything, anywhere—redo it and donate it to sell at the auction.”
The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce has provided nearly $500,000 to local schools and the community since the inception of the Chair-ries Jubilee fundraiser. Last year’s auction, “Designs through the Decades”, raised over $25,000. These monies provide funding for teachers to receive grants for art programs they wish to bring to their classrooms, and for visiting artists to appear in area schools and arts in our community.
“Studies have proven that investing in arts education will pay significant dividends for students,” stated Casson. “We are grateful that Cleveland and Bradley County residents respond well to this event every year.” The 2019 event will include a silent auction, a social featuring area caterers and a live auction. The committee will release additional details in the coming months.
To learn more about sponsorship or artist participation opportunities, contact the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce at 423-472-6587 or The Red Ribbon at 423-473-1114. Also, find and follow the Chair-ries Jubilee Facebook page!