BAYarts receives Bay Village Foundation grant for summer 'stay-cation' events

BAYarts Executive Director Nancy Heaton is presented with a grant from the Bay Village Foundation by David Tadych during ceremonies on May 28, as master of ceremonies Jon Loufman looks on. Photo by Denny Wendell

The Bay Village Foundation has awarded BAYarts a grant to help keep its summer events – Farm and Art Market, Concert and Movie Series and Art & Music Festival – free and accessible to all. Over 10,000 people attend these events each year.

On their website, The Bay Village Foundation states that they are "interested in projects or programs that improve the quality of life in Bay Village." This is in line with the mission of the BAYarts summer events, which provide thousands of local residents with a fun "stay-cation" in their own backyard where they can enjoy arts-centered entertainment in a beautiful outdoor space across from Lake Erie.

These opportunities have become a go-to summer destination that offers residents a chance to connect with neighbors, have children play safely, and for dogs (on leashes) to be openly welcomed.

BAYarts receives no funding from Cleveland Metroparks or from the City of Bay Village, relying instead on sponsorships and community support.

"These events connect us," said Nancy Heaton, BAYarts' executive director. "The Bay Village Foundation understands the value we bring to the community and have been great supporters."

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 10:08 AM, 06.05.2018