Festival of the Arts (FOTA) is hosting a Music Night fundraiser for public art in Wayne County, Indiana on Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. at the 4th Floor Blues Club lot, Richmond, Indiana. The winners of the 2011 mural and sculpture competitions will be announced at the event.
The Jonny Hazard Band featuring Randy Baker will be performing blues, soft rock, funk and R&B including some songs by Richmond’s own, Baby Huey, locally known as James Ramey. Baby Huey performed in the 1960’s with the Babysitters and his posthumous album is considered a classic.
Purchased tickets, $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, will each receive a free pulled pork BBQ sandwich, chips and drink provided by the new Firehouse BBQ and Blues in Richmond. Tickets available at Richmond Hardware in Richmond and Cutshaw’s Market in Cambridge City. Bring a chair, optional.
FOTA is making a request to residents across Wayne County to support artists who created and will be creating artwork for the communities by attending this event or making donations.
As part of fundraising efforts, FOTA will be publishing a booklet of old and new public art in Wayne County. FOTA requests help from the community to identify public art that may be inconspicuous. The publication will be released before Christmas and orders are being taken. For public art suggestions and more book order information, please email info@WayneFestivalofTheArts.com or call 317.696.7349.
To be considered for public art, make donations, or other questions, go to WayneFestivalofTheArts.com.
FOTA is hosted by Neighborhood Clearinghouse Services Association. Some activities are made possible in part by a grant from Wayne County Foundation and contributions by The Economic Growth Group of Richmond, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Jetmore, BAWA & Hirons, First Bank Richmond, Wayne Bank and Trust, and Warm Glow Candle Co. , Airworx Corp. and Sherwin Williams.
Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.
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