Fundraiser to boost student arts scholarship fund

With its second edition of its spring fundraiser “Festa di Primavera 2” on Sunday, April 27, the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council renews its commitment to invest in art for the future in the form of an Arts Scholarship Fund. The WWAC announced that all proceeds from its 30th Anniversary Year fundraiser will benefit the Council’s Student Arts Scholarship Endowment Fund. 

“Festa di Primavera 2” (Spring Celebration and Feast), will reflect the winning forms of last year’s sold-out spring fundraiser. The April 27 event is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Daddona’s Fine Italian Restaurant, 29580 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. The backdrop of spring colors, with an Italian flavor, will be enhanced by the dinner music of harpist Cecilia Ilg McKay. 

This event is an invitation to enjoy an Italian feast with friends, meet new friends, participate in auctions and raffles, while supporting the WWAC’s strong commitment to provide a scholarship fund designed to provide monetary scholarships to students pursuing a higher education in the arts. 

Seating is limited and tickets are sold in advance with a cut-off date of Friday, April 11. (The 2013 event sold out early.)  Event tickets are $50 each, $25 is tax-deductible. Personal and business sponsorships are welcome. For information about tickets and/or sponsorship for the April 27 fundraiser contact Betty Lou Curatolo at 440-835-5600, or go to the WWAC website

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 WWAC’s dedication and funding of art in all forms, for all ages, merits support.

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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