The board of ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort Royal, and the Sea Islands, invites you to "show your love" and establish a new Guinness World Book Record.
"We want to establish a record this February so we can break it next year! We challenge all community arts advocates, young and old, to be a part of this. The key is the number of individuals who do the donating," explained Claudette Humphrey, board president. "February is the love month, the perfect time for a show of support for the arts in our community. We hope to have 100% participation of donations big and small, and set a new record!"
ARTworks' plans for 2013 are record-worthy too: affordable studio space for artists, the BIG Story Fest in April, new story troupes for students and community, a continuation of the supremely popular (and free) Street Music on Paris Avenue series, a gallery show of contemporary quilts in April and May, and much artistically more. "Every individual who donates is motivating us to make these programs better and more accessible. Let’s show the world why Beaufort is nominated over and over again as a best art town in the country!" said boardmember Deanna Bowdish. Also on the board are Stacie van Vulpen, Jack Russell, Helen Roper Dovell, Veronica Miller, Joanne Matibag, Mary Mack, Cordes Marshall, and Jean Norton-Torjussen. Send or bring your donations little or big to:ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center“Show Your Love Challenge”2127 Boundary St. suite 18A, Tuesdays-Saturdays & special eventsPO Box 482, Beaufort, SC 29901-0482and online ARTworks is the community arts center of Beaufort, the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, and applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists, and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year. www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787, @artseensc.