From dinosaurs to the wide expanse of outer space, the Community Arts Center’s continued success stems from our volunteers who generously give the gift of time, energy and enthusiastic support throughout the year. It takes a village to run an arts center, and this is seen firsthand through the many hours volunteers invest in our center. Whether leading a craft activity during the summer Arts Exploration Camp, helping during our monthly Lunch with the Arts series, constructing a Mars Rover Control Station or sitting at the front desk to welcome visitors, our volunteers go above and beyond the call the duty.
I thank all volunteers who made this year’s “SPACE … Imagine That” exhibit possible. Incorporating visual arts, music and drama, the volunteers and staff were able to treat thousands of visitors to an out-of-this-world experience that was both educational and entertaining. As part of National Volunteer Week, the board and staff of the Community Arts Center extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the 85 volunteers who invested more than 1,100 hours in this year’s blockbuster exhibit.
Although all of our volunteers gave in their individual ways to make this exhibit extremely special, we must offer two women special thanks: Cynthia Frey and Marti Dickerson. Cynthia and Marti worked tirelessly to coordinate our many volunteers’ schedules for each of our last three blockbuster exhibits, managing the troops daily to avoid chaos. We are deeply indebted to Cynthia and Marti for their contributions.
We appreciate the continued support of the Community Arts Center, with its mission of creating arts opportunities for every member of our community. The Arts Center hosts a variety of exciting programs and events throughout the year — Little Red Wagon Contest, New Horizons beginning band for adults, Thriller Dance Down Main Street, Acoustic Jam, fine art exhibits and the Dantastic Race to name a few. We welcome every member of our community to come make a personal investment of time in your Community Arts Center.
Mary Beth Touchstone
executive director, Community Arts Center, Danville