With COVID-19 restrictions lifted earlier last month and the number of patients recovering from the virus outpacing new diagnoses in Bosque County, the Bosque Arts Center got back to business with long-awaited fundraising efforts. The institution of art in Clifton held two back-to-back fundraising events Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10. Festivities kicked off with the Casino Night last Friday.
The event were held to support both the preservation and celebration of fine art in the Bosque County community. Elite Casino Events brought the games, but the community brought support and the presence for the evening, earning money with the games and an auction. Listen below for a word from the CEO:
The Big Event and Serengeti
The fundraising efforts continued with The Big Event Saturday Night.
Brian Barrett & Serengeti entertained the crowd at the Bosque Arts Center’s Big Event Saturday night. Over 100 people attended the annual fundraiser dinner and dance this year. The Big Event and accompanying e-BAC online auction raise money to defray operating expenses of the Arts Center, which hosts art exhibits, concerts, classes, summer camps for children, live theater, and a wide variety of other art-related activities.
Brian Barrett and Serengeti provided the musical entertainment for the event, with many joining in to dine and dance.
Aubrey and Virginia Richards were honored with the Spieler Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bosque Arts Center’s Big Event on Saturday, April 10. Given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in volunteering at the Arts Center over the course of many years, the award is named after the BAC’s founder, Joan Spieler. The Richards have been ardent supporters of the BAC and several sub-groups since their first involvement with organization in 2005.
Watch Bosque Arts Center online for more events as the year continues.