Patrons, volunteers and artists mixed and mingled at the recent opening of Sculpture 2013, hosted by Tryon Fine Arts Center.  This exhibit, which runs through May 30, was spearheaded by volunteers and supported by donations and sponsors. Tryon Fine Arts Center is currently running an Annual Fund Drive to raise $75,000 to support the diverse programming offered by the center.  For more information call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. (photo submitted)
Patrons, volunteers and artists mixed and mingled at the recent opening of Sculpture 2013, hosted by Tryon Fine Arts Center. This exhibit, which runs through May 30, was spearheaded by volunteers and supported by donations and sponsors. Tryon Fine Arts Center is currently running an Annual Fund Drive to raise $75,000 to support the diverse programming offered by the center. For more information call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. (photo submitted)

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TFAC continues annual fund drive through the end of May

Published 9:17am Monday, May 20, 2013

TFAC is currently midway into a fund drive to raise $75,000 to support the operation of the 44-year-old community facility.

“The arts belong to everyone, but providing high quality programming including music, visual art, and education, comes at a cost,” said Executive Director Beth Child. “Tryon Fine Arts Center strives to bring award-winning music, arts education for toddlers to teens, world class visual arts exhibits and provide facilities for our patrons to be entertained, to be educated, and to be stimulated.”

As with many arts organizations, much of the programming is offered free of charge or at low cost, and tickets sold for events don’t cover costs. According to the national arts advocacy group, Americans for the Arts, the top reason to support the arts is that they represent “true prosperity . . . The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion or age. When times are tough, art is salve for the ache.”

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