ACHF Arts Access
To increase attendance from last year; To provide a creative outlet for the tween/teen community; To provide affordable and safe access to world class culture available in the metro area to those not normally able to visit these site; To build and foster community spirit. Art camp goal - count attendees, compare to last year. Teen art camp goal - count attendees, conduct feedback survey at end of camp. Field trip - count attendees, conduct feedback survey. Community spirit goal - collect anecdotal evidence via email survey.
Kids art camp participation was up almost 25% over last year, with the addition of the camp for older kids. One middle school aged boy decorated his bike as part of the older kid's art camp and left it decorated for months. I saw it parked at the library all the time. Numbers for Music in the Park and the Lego Contest (our other programs that have history) were very similar to previous year's totals, almost identical. The puppet show was well attended and especially enjoyed by the preschool and early elementary ages. We had more people for the puppet show than our town's summer festival had for its children's program at the park during the festival (they were not competing events - this is just a comment on the apparent success of the puppet show). The one field trip that took place was full - 10 adults was what the bus could hold. The exhibit opening was an open house with people coming and going, but by anecdotal accounts was favorably received.
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