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Tryon Fine Arts Center launches annual fund campaign

The Board of Directors of Tryon Fine Arts Center has launched the Annual Fund Campaign with a goal of raising

Billy Jonas, Parents Choice Award-winning performer, will be presented on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. as part of Tryon Fine Arts Centers Family Series. Ticket prices for this event do not cover the cost of the event and TFAC’s ability to offer quality performances for the community depends on donations to the annual fund. For information or to donate, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. (photo submitted)

Billy Jonas, Parents Choice Award-winning performer, will be presented on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. as part of Tryon Fine Arts Centers Family Series. Ticket prices for this event do not cover the cost of the event and TFAC’s ability to offer quality performances for the community depends on donations to the annual fund. For information or to donate, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. (photo submitted)

$75,000 needed to support the programming and operations for the 44-year-old arts organization.

The bold campaign, launched during the Jeremy Kittel Band concert on April 18, will conclude following the Steep Canyon Rangers concert Friday, May 17.

This year’s drive, headed by TFAC Director of Development Rebecca Barnes, focuses on creating funding for the diverse programming and innovative events for all ages in the community. “Right now at TFAC there are art classes for teens, music classes on and off campus for preschoolers, writing workshops for adults, visual arts in our gallery, sculpture on our campus, Grammy winning performances on our stage and more exciting programs in the planning stages that will benefit and entertain the community,” said Barnes. “The list goes on and on because of the many donors who have been generous in helping us get halfway to our goal.”

Although admission or tuition is charged for many events at TFAC, the annual fund exists to support the ongoing operational costs of running the organization.

Tryon Fine Arts Center provides opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts. For more information or to make a contribution, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth