Dear Arts Enthusiasts:
We hope you were able to participate in Abilene’s 32nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: SculpTOUR. The annual event brings sculptors from across Texas to Abilene for a weekend of art, music and artistic collaboration. If you haven’t seen the exhibits by artists Robbie Barber, Tanya Synar, Kurt Dyrhaug, or Julia Ousley, please make the trip downtown to see their great work. Also don’t forget to visit the new exhibits at The Grace Museum, The Center for Contemporary Arts and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.
October is National Arts Month! The Cultural Affairs is offering two great opportunities to support the arts. Monday, October 15th join us for our annual HeArts for the Arts luncheon as we thank those who have so generously supported programs for children and underserved populations. Wednesday, October 24th, Texans for the Arts will host an Arts Fund Raising and Leadership Development Workshop. The workshop will discuss fundraising, advocacy and understanding public policy. For more information on either event please call 325-677-1161.
Please share this magazine with others who appreciate the arts. While these activities enrich our lives and provide a source of entertainment, they also have an important economic impact – both nationally and locally. We hope you enjoy the magazine and encourage your friends and family to visitAbileneto fuel our cultural industry that benefits us in so many ways.
Lynn Barnett, Executive Director,AbileneCultural Affairs Council