Artober is a month-long celebration of the arts

Artober is a month-long celebration of the arts
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Artober highlights the many events and opportunities to actively participate in the local arts community throughout the year.

                        

In 2019 Artober was created by Tuscarawas Arts Partnership as an annual month-long celebration of the arts, culture and creative industry in Tuscarawas County.

Artober highlights the many events and opportunities to actively participate in the local arts community throughout the year.

As the second annual celebration of Artober approached with many events canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, Tuscarawas Arts Partnership shifted focus and created a month-long fundraising campaign for the Arts and Culture Relief Fund.

The Arts and Culture Relief Fund is a grassroots effort to raise funds for Tuscarawas County’s local arts, culture and creative community that were negatively impacted by COVID.

From March to August, Tuscarawas County’s arts, culture and creative sector lost an estimated $1.2 million due to canceled and postponed performances, productions, workshops and art festivals.

To help offset the negative costs until further state and national aid comes into play, the Arts and Culture Relief Fund was established with a goal of raising $75,000 to be distributed to the local arts community.

Throughout the month of October, the local community and businesses can support the Arts and Culture Relief Fund in several ways.

Visit Tuscarawas Arts Partnership’s website to make a donation to the relief fund. Visit restaurant partners throughout October to enjoy a meal, coffee or doughnut and donate a dollar in your order for the Arts and Culture Relief Fund. Participating restaurants include The Daily Grind Cafe, Dough Co. Doughnuts and Coffee in Dover, and Pointe Dining.

Come to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas on Saturday, Oct. 17 for the first indoor event since March: a benefit concert, Artober LIVE!

All proceeds raised at the benefit concert will go to the Arts and Culture Relief Fund. Tickets are available on the Performing Art Center’s website at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac.

“As you enjoy the feelings of autumn this October, surround yourself in the arts, culture and creative industry in Tuscarawas County,” said Wilma Mullet, TAP executive director. “Our community is full of creative talent and culture that is truly one of a kind for us. Whether you purchase art from a local maker or contribute to the Arts and Culture Relief Fund, your support matters to keep our creatives creating.”

Fundraising for the relief fund will occur through Oct. 31. Applications for the funds will become available on TAP’s website shortly after Artober.


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