Art in the Loft signature fundraiser brings in nearly $9,000 to support community art programs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Art in the Loft held its signature fundraiser Thursday evening, bringing hot food, live entertainment, and exquisite art to attendees.The goal of the event was to raise funds to keep Alpena’s art scene alive and allow residents to participate in activities that contribute to personal growth. Executive Director of Art in the Loft, Justin Christensen–Cooper, says yesterday’s event accomplished just that.“Through the generosity of the over 100 people that we had in the gallery, we brought in over $8,700 to renew our scholarship program.”Christensen–Cooper says the funds will specifically go toward educating specialty groups like the Boys and Girls club and Community Mental Health, as well as offer scholarships to the general public. Although the next fundraiser is nearly a year away, it’s never too early for art lovers start supporting the gallery by making donations, or even planning to be a part of next year’s event. Attendee, Stacey Steward says,“Everybody should come next year to join us for the festivities. There’s always a good time, always a good event, and a good cause.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art in the Loft, Fundraiser, Light up the LoftContinue ReadingPrevious Senator Gary Peters announces $9 million bonus for the Great Lakes Restoration InitiativeNext Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Mondaylast_img

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