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12 Reasons to support Erie Arts & Culture During Erie Gives 2021

Friday Jul 30th, 2021

Erie Arts & Culture weaves culture and creativity into the fabric of everyday life in our region. Our investments translate into every resident having opportunities to participate in, and benefit from, the arts and humanities - whether socially, educationally, or economically. We are passionate about our work because the arts and humanities help us as people become more creative, self aware, empathetic, and socially responsible. 

Please read this blog to learn more about our accomplishments and goals as you consider making a donation to the agency this year for Erie Gives.

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Save the date: August 10 is Erie Gives! Can we count on your support?

Wednesday Jul 28th, 2021

Learn about who we are, what we have accomplished, and the goals we aim to meet this year for Erie Gives 2021.

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PRO Network: The Mechanics of Sustaining a Creative Life

Tuesday Jul 27th, 2021

Please join Erie Arts & Culture for a PRO Network webinar on August 12 at 6 PM on Zoom and Facebook live!

Sharon Louden will present "The Mechanics of Sustaining a Creative Life." Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, editor, and the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. She is also a strong advocate for artists, having launched a series of books in 2013 entitled Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, each a collection of essays by 40 working artists written in a straight-forward style about how they continue to sustain their creative lives. 

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Announcing the Bayview Park Mural in advance of Erie Gives Day 2021

Thursday Jul 15th, 2021

The City of Erie is slated to receive another large scale mural. The site for this new piece of public art are the basketball courts at Bayview Park. The initiative led by Erie Arts & Culture is a collaboration with the agency’s CHROMA Guild and is funded with support from Brian and Linda Graff, Erie Insurance and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), and a special grant from the Erie Community Foundation. 

Brian and Linda (Hoehn) Graff made their first contribution to Erie Arts & Culture in 2019 as part of Erie Gives. That donation funded the mural “Rudy,” located on Methodist Towers and painted by international artist Evoca1. The Graffs made another contribution to Erie Arts & Culture on Erie Gives 2020 and that gift is supporting this mural project.