The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce strives to raise awareness regarding the value of the arts to quality of life to the community. The Allied Arts Council has been committed over the past twenty-five years to promoting the local arts community by offering quality arts programming and providing arts in education activities to local schools.
Allied Arts Council (AAC) has given over $450,000 to local schools in support of the arts since the inception of the Chair-ries Jubilee fundraiser. Last year’s auction, “Go Green in ‘17” generated over $25,000 for Arts in Education. These monies provide funding for teachers to receive $500 grants for viable art programs that they wish to bring to their classrooms, as well as for visiting artists to appear in area schools and arts for our community.
The National Arts Education Public Awareness Campaign points out that students actively engaged in arts education are likely to have higher test scores than those with little involvement. The arts help children to develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication and teamwork. The arts teach children to be more tolerant and open, allow them to express themselves creatively, and bolster their self-confidence. Additionally, the arts keep students engaged in school, and they are less likely to drop out.
Preparations are underway once again for the AAC’s 20thChair-ries Jubilee 2018. This charity event “Designs thru the Decades” will take place Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. As in years prior, the AAC depends on the talented and generous artist and business people that help make Chair-ries Jubilee a success.
To learn more about the Allied Arts Council including upcoming local events, visit the AAC Facebook page or to become further involved to better our community, contact the Chamber office at (423) 472-6587.