I’ve mentioned YorkArts more than a few times here. Now that I’ve attended an event there and seen the space — not to mention, familiarized myself with the long list of arts programs they offer — I can say with more authority that they are a valuable resource for writers, for artists and for York and the surrounding region.
But you can get all that from their website.
What I hope you’ll consider, if you value the arts, is supporting YorkArts by purchasing a ticket ($40 per person, call 848-3200) to their fundraiser gala, 7-11 p.m. Friday.
If “fundraiser gala” sounds too stuffy for you, let me put those fears aside. The “Ignite the Light” event is an outdoor art party on Beaver Street. “Light-themed costumes are encouraged,” the site proclaims, to go along with the illuminated light sculptures “created especially for this one-night only event.”
Guests will enjoy music from local band Aortic Valve, brews from the Holy Hound Taproom, “artistic foods” and “sweet bites,” an interactive paint-throwing art experience, a silent auction and a raffle drawing.
Step out from under the tent and inside the gallery to view part of YorkArts’ latest exhibit, “Out and About,” a 10-artist sculpture exhibition “highlighting the creative potential of mass in relation to its environment, both indoors and out.”
If you get inspired by the sculpture exhibit, why not respond with a poem or short story and enter it in the Writer’s Eye competition? It runs now through November 17, with student and adult categories. Details and entry forms can be found on the YorkArts website under Programs.
Lots going on at YorkArts, as usual, and you can help keep that going simply by being involved. Support local arts!