Spring fundraiser launches Arts Councilís Scholarship Fund

The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council adds another jewel to its crown by making an investment in art for the future in the form of an Arts Scholarship Fund, which will receive start-up monies from the group’s April 21 fundraiser. 

Festa di Primavera (Spring Celebration and Feast), the April 21 event, is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Daddona’s Fine Italian Restaurant, 29580 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. It will have a backdrop of spring colors with an Italian flavor. WWAC co-presidents Betty Lou Curatolo and Patt Long said personal and business sponsorships are welcome and those received by March 31 will be included in the event program.

The event is an invitation to enjoy an Italian feast with friends, meet new friends, enjoy the music of violinist Mary Beth Ions and participate in auctions and raffles while supporting the WWAC’s strong commitment for funding all aspects of art. And now this funding includes a scholarship fund designed to provide monetary scholarships to students pursuing a higher education in the arts.

The WWAC’s establishment of an Arts Scholarship Fund was given careful consideration and included input from the Cleveland Foundation. The wording for the creation of the WWAC fund states: “The first goal of the W-WAC Arts Scholarship fund is to raise the $10,000 necessary to endow the project, so that it can be administered, promoted, and managed by the Cleveland Foundation. Once that amount of capital is raised, the W-WAC can begin awarding yearly scholarships at the board’s discretion.”

The annual fundraiser provides support for all of the group’s endeavors. Throughout the year, donors have the option of designating which WWAC program their monies will benefit. In addition to the scholarship fund, WWAC supports arts programs, public art and a future home for the WWAC where art programming could flourish.

The WWAC’s dedication and funding of art in all forms, for all ages, merits support. For information about sponsorship and/or tickets for the April 21 fundraiser contact Patt Long at 440-686-0055, patt.long@yahoo.com or Betty Lou Curatolo at 440-835-5600, westshore@ameritech.net or go to the WWAC website: www.w-wac.org.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:52 AM, 03.19.2013