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Bring art center to Basalt

Dear Editor:

The Wyly Community Art Center is applying for the old Basalt Library space to be shared with the town of Basalt. As a resident of Basalt and someone who volunteers for the organization and takes classes at the Wyly, I fully support this move.

The Wyly has been an asset to our community for 14 years, serving toddlers to seniors and special needs students of all ages and abilities. I have been a volunteer with the Wyly for four years, assisting them primarily with their monthly art class with Mountain Valley Developmental Services. It’s the highlight of my month and I know it is for many of the students that participate.

The Wyly also has a long history of working with the schools, providing supplemental arts education programs. As school budgets are being cut, it is more important than ever to have a place like the Wyly that can provide our children with a variety of after school art programs.

The Wyly is an essential part of our town and community, adding much vitality. I’m hoping to see you at the Wyly in the Old Basalt Library. I’ll be taking a class, volunteering and visiting with fellow artists.

Come over, discover the possibilities.

Dana Higbie

Basalt


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