The Arts Council of Henderson County presents its third annual spring fund raiser, Grape Escape. This event is a drop-in wine and cheese pairing, with music. We will be serving a delightful local wine and cheese experience with refreshments provided by St. Paul’s Mountain Vineyards and Hendersonville Community Coop.
The Grape Escape event will raise funds for the Arts Council and its Artists-In-Schools program. The Artists-In-Schools program places qualified visiting artists in all disciplines into the county schools, upon request, to enrich and support Common Core curricula, and to enhance the cultural experiences of students. From 2013 to 2018 a total of $38,966 in funds from Henderson County enabled the Arts Council to provide over 1,200 hours of art and cultural activities to over 14,500 students in Henderson County. Henderson County government has steadily reduced funding for this program since 2016.
A full week residency for our Artists-In-Schools program costs $650. If you should feel inclined to send a donation to help support the program, you may send any amount. If you would like to pay for a full residency at $650 that is possible, and if you could provide $325 for a half-residency, that would be fantastic too. We will appreciate donations in any amount. Please call our office if you would like more information, 828.693.8504.
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.