Art In The Garden 2014 (Photos)
The 2014 Art in the Garden was deemed a huge success by committee members: Chair Kim Caines, Jude Hardin, Linda Clark, Dina Ebeling Hestera, Clarissa McDonald and Sandy Savage. Kim said, “I was pleased the presentations in the theatre were well-attended and would love to expand on those next year. Yes, we’re already thinking about 2015!” She reported that between the raffle and the presentations an additional $700 was raised for AAAC arts programming. Booth fees, sponsorships and the successful windows auction accounted for the rest of the profits. Looking at the participant surveys and the great crowd in attendance it appeared almost everyone was thrilled that Art in the Garden had returned to the Griswold Auditorium. Many, many thanks go to the artists who generously donated raffle items and decorated windows for auction and to the arts patrons who made this 6th annual ode to Spring such a triumph. And, of course, we sincerely appreciated the financial support of these local partners: Ace Hardware, Country House Furniture, Allegan Downtown Development Authority, Schulz Realty and Waander’s Concrete Company.