Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to ArtSpark Eugene 2022.

It was exciting to visit in-person, after such a long wait, with the almost 75 attendees to the ArtSpark Kick-Off Party and Silent Auction Preview which took place in the second floor dance studios at the Midtown Arts Center (special thanks to Eugene Ballet). The relaxed drop in evening included beer and wine from Bigfoot Beverages and J. Scott Vineyards, food from Acorn Community Cafe, music from Mambira & McLaughlin and a “pop-up” performance from their upcoming production “Taming of the Shrew”. Guests perused the silent auction and purchased wine wall pulls in support of arts education.

The ArtSpark Virtual Fundraiser wrapped up our week of arts education celebration with testimonials from 2form Architecture Principal Architect Richard Shugar and Kindergarten Teaching Assistant Maria Siegle as well as a lovely art lesson from Lane Arts Council Teaching Artist Melanie Pearson. Congratulations to our Raffle Winner Bart Poston!

Together we raised almost $24,000 to bring artist residency programs to 4J elementary schools next year!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for helping to make our success possible!