The 22nd annual benefit for arts programs in our local schools will have a different look this year as we pivot to hold the event and allow all of our great supporters to support the Arts in Education programs funded through this annual fundraiser. This year we will have two days, Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. for supporters to come to the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce office at 225 Keith St. SW and place their bids on their favorite items. That evening, volunteers will notify purchasers of their winning bids on items to be picked up on Friday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. “This year’s event will feature a glimpse at life as seen through the eyes of area artists in support of the ‘What’s YOUR Vision’ theme,” said Nancy Casson, Chair-ries Jubilee Committee Chair.
Chair-ries Jubilee is a project of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and is but one way the council serves as an arts education advocate and a means for promoting local artists. The Allied Arts Council has been committed over the past twenty-six years to promoting the local arts community by offering quality arts programming and providing arts in education activities to local schools. “Studies have proven that investing in arts education will pay significant dividends for students,” stated Casson. “We are grateful that Cleveland and Bradley County residents respond well to this event every year.”
No advance tickets necessary however must have a confirmed RSVP to attend. Register online through the Community Events Calendar at www.ClevelandChamber.com. To learn more about sponsorships or artist participation opportunities, contact the Chamber office at 423-472-6587 or The Red Ribbon at 423-473-1114. Also, find and follow the Chair-ries Jubilee Facebook page .