ALPENA, Mich — Art in the Loft held its signature fundraiser Thursday evening, bringing hot food, live entertainment, and exquisite art to attendees.
The goal of the event was to raise funds to keep Alpena’s art scene alive and allow residents to participate in activities that contribute to personal growth. Executive Director of Art in the Loft, Justin Christensen–Cooper, says yesterday’s event accomplished just that.
“Through the generosity of the over 100 people that we had in the gallery, we brought in over $8,700 to renew our scholarship program.”
Christensen–Cooper says the funds will specifically go toward educating specialty groups like the Boys and Girls club and Community Mental Health, as well as offer scholarships to the general public. Although the next fundraiser is nearly a year away, it’s never too early for art lovers start supporting the gallery by making donations, or even planning to be a part of next year’s event. Attendee, Stacey Steward says,
“Everybody should come next year to join us for the festivities. There’s always a good time, always a good event, and a good cause.”