Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Alcott Arts Center Needs YOU!

The Alcott Arts Center is a great space for art, events and theater housed in the old Kansas City, Kansas Louisa May Alcott grade school. The Alcott has put on many great events over the 10 years they've been operating as a nonprofit, including the much acclaimed zombie proms and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Art Festival which I had the honor of taking part in a couple years back.

This past December, thieves broke into the Center and stole all the copper wiring. The Alcott is trying to raise the $14,000 needed to to replace the wiring so that it can once more reopen in April (the Center is closed during the winter). This is a great space so I really hope they get the funding they need.

If you'd like to help, you can donate via PayPal or come to two fundraising events coming up this weekend. Saturday, March 24th, 5-9 PM is a silent and live auction at the 403 Club in Historic Strawberry Hill. Admission is free and finger food will be available for $5. Some of the items available include a variety of artwork, Mercy Seat tattoos, Speedway memorabilia, jewelry and assorted gift baskets.

Their second fundraiser over the weekend is a Pit & Main Street Rag Showcase of poets, Sunday, March 25th, 5 PM at Prospero's Bookstore. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for purchase. The evening will end with an open mic segment, so bring your own work to read if you'd like.

Thanks for helping to support the local arts!

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