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February 14, 2013

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The arts build something different for everyone—literally. The arts can build a sculpture, a painting, a dance or a song. But the arts also serve to build community, education, conversation, compassion and collaboration. During the 2013 ArtsBuild Campaign Kick-Off, attendees will have the opportunity to do both.

The celebration takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at The Church on Main and will allow attendees to participate in mini “art experiences,” including Indian dancing, sculpture, finger-painting for adults, ballet and more. Robert Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, will be the guest speaker. Ed Huey and Lon Eldridge will provide live musical entertainment and hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Funds raised through the $1.1 million annual campaign are used to help fund 13 major art institutions in Chattanooga. The campaign also supports arts education in Hamilton County Schools as well as projects like the new Community Cultural Connections grants, a program that funds small grants for arts experiences in social service agencies, neighborhoods, and municipalities throughout the community.

For more information on ArtsBuild, formerly Allied Arts, and the campaign, visit artsbuild.com.

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