The Story Behind … The Story Ahead. One is written, with all its bumps and scars, glories and missteps. The other, filled with hope and dreams, lies just ahead.
It has been a year now since the "behind" story began and the culmination is near. On Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Sawdust Art Festival will hold a live auction of more than 50 Collectors' Panels created by the generous artists of the festival.
The Story Behind began when the Sawdust Festival's 2010 Committee was asked to be in charge of a fundraiser. Since I am on this committee I was fortunate to be in on the adventure from the very inception. The committee had already been discussing possibilities and so I jumped at the opportunity when presented.
First, there were the questions. For what would monies raised be used? The answer was soon obvious. Art education at the festival is close to all our hearts and part of the organization's own mission statement. The committee asked the Art Education Committee to give us their top three needs on a wish list. They identified three much needed facility improvements, and we were off and running.