We are all familiar with the concept of paying it forward: Someone does something nice for you and you, in return, do something nice for someone else.
This notion is extremely important to the arts scene in Chattanooga, as artists are making the switch from having people notice their art to providing their art for the good of the community.
The recent graduating class of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute took this credo to heart. These Holmies have planned a Holiday Happening to help raise scholarship funds for future participants with more diverse needs.
The underserved populations of Chattanooga who want to make a difference in their community might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend such an institute were it not for scholarships, which are always much sought after.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Holmies of the Class of 2015 invite you to give back at 4 p.m. at the East Chattanooga Academy for Art and Social Justice. Hop on the open mic and sing or read a poem, bid on beautiful art by local artists at the silent auction, and enjoy food and beverages as you converse with some of the future arts leaders of Chattanooga—who look to pay it forward in a big way with your support. Suggested donation is $5 at door..
To donate art, contact Sage Smith at ECAASJ on Facebook.