Thursday, December 2, 2010

Art news & notes: Dolla, dolla billz y'all

Posted By on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
  • Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
A lot of money's been changing hands this week. We've got info on a few more grants and some fundraisers that'll let you do your part for the arts this weekend.

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta received a $29,500 grant from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund as part of its Atlanta Arts Recovery Initiative. The grant will provide 10 percent of YEA’s current fiscal budget, along with operating expenses. YEA is one of 13 recipients who won the grant, in addition to the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Cobb Symphony Orchestra and Synchronicity Theatre. Click here for full list of recipients.

The Georgia Ballet received $25,000 for its Arts in Education program from the Sprint Foundation. The goal of the program, which serves approximately 17,000 students annually, is to teach students about responsibility and cooperation through in-school lectures and demonstrations, as well as field trips and a residency program.

Info on fundraisers at WonderRoot, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and Twin Kittens after the jump.

It’s been a little over two years since WonderRoot opened its doors on Memorial Drive to provide local artists the opportunity to develop their talents and share them with the community. Tonight, from 7-10 p.m., the nonprofit arts organization will host its annual open house and fundraiser, which will include food and drinks, as well as a new photography exhibit.

WonderRoot Open House and Fundraiser. Thu., Dec. 2. 7-10 p.m. Free. WonderRoot Community Arts Center. 982 Memorial Dr. 404-254-5955. www.wonderroot.org.

Since 1975, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts has offered pro bono legal services to artists and art organizations, including the likes of Deerhunter. This Fri., Dec. 3, GLA will host its 35th annual Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Gala fundraiser at King Plow Arts Center. Aside from the gathering of artists, art patrons and local attorneys, the gala will also provide entertainment, food, an open bar and a silent auction of art, trips and music memorabilia.

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Gala. Fri., Dec. 3. 7-10 p.m. $100-$5,000. King Plow Arts Center. 887 West Marietta St. 404-873-3911. www.glarts.org.

Westside Atlanta gallery Twin Kittens hasn't been around for very long, but already they’ve given back to the local art community with critically acclaimed exhibits by Jeff Guy, Charles Westfall and Denton Crawford. This Sat., Dec. 4, Twin Kittens will hold a fundraiser and auction from 8-10 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the gallery filing their non-profit status. For those who cannot make it to the auction, TK is currently selling some of the art work on its website as well.

TK Fundraiser and Auction. Sat., Dec. 4. 8-10 p.m. Free. Twin Kittens. 1016 Howell Mill Rd., Unit 3208. 404-803-4316. www.twinkittens.com.

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