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Glenwood Center for the Arts seeks support

Dear Editor:

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts has been established for more than 29 years. During this tenure hundreds of people from all backgrounds and ages have taken classes, enjoyed concerts, special events and explored the art displayed in the gallery. These experiences have benefited their lives on many different levels.

Believing that the arts are vital to cultural fulfillment, the Arts Center provides opportunities for enrichment to residents and visitors representing all segments of our community. Arts accessibility is the key. The slogan the Arts Center lives by is: “Arts Are For Everyone.”



There is no doubt that having knowledge in the arts is very beneficial for young and old. That is why the Center for the Arts needs your support now more than ever. We serve hundreds of student in a variety of artistic realms; classic ballet, tap dancing, hip-hop, piano and guitar lessons, clay, painting, vocals … the list goes on.

The center also provides a venue for artists to display their creations, plus we host a number of music and creative events. It is such a delight to watch and hear the little ones as they progress in their skills with the support of caring and experienced teachers.




The truth is every day, although creativity abounds, it is a financial struggle. The economy has hit hard and even though class rosters are healthy, they are down in registrations. Art sales and sponsorships are way down, as well as memberships. These areas of income are the lifeblood of the organization.

On the other hand, there is a large increase in the need for services. Children need scholarships and a safe place to go while their parents are at work. They have outstanding teachers who have been working for years without a raise.

Our old building is in need of constant repair. We are at the point where fixing a problem with a Band-Aid again and again will just not suffice any more. We need to make permanent repairs.

So you can see, The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is an outstanding organization that needs your help. You can assist the center with your membership or donation. As a member you receive discounts on classes and entrance fees to events. As a donor, you can be certain that your tax-deductible support will benefit our local community for years to come. To donate please go to http://www.glenwoodarts.org/supportTheArts/index.html.

Please help us with your support of the arts. It is truly a precious gift we can give to our community!

To find out more about the ways in which you can get involved with the Glenwood Center for the Arts, please call us at 945-2414, come visit us at 601 E. 6th St., or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org.

Luis Polar

President, board of directors

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts


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