ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
The goals of this project are to increase membership of the Winsted Arts Council and increase demand for the activities that we offer. Because we are in our infancy, as we grow and offer more opportunities, our reputation for quality programming will be developed.We will measure our impact through the increased membership numbers in our organization, the number of people participating in the activities, and the number of people participating in the classes that we offer.
The After School art club was a new venture, so had no previous class to compare it to, but registration met minimum goals each time and we ended up extending the sessions beyond our initially-proposed end date. Our homecoming concert was standing-room only, and the puppet show also packed the house. Dervish brought about 400 people to our community, which was similar to last year. That's about the capacity for the venue for a seated concert. Alan Page's book reading was very well attended, and he sold more books this year than last year, all to benefit his foundation. The Holiday art project was a drop in event in conjunction with a community celebration, and our table was always busy. The only event that had disappointing attendance was our open mic with featured artist event the end of January with Singleton Street. The band is first-rate, and promotion was good, so the weather may have been a factor. You always want each event to be a home-run, and this one was a bit of a disappointment, but consistency is also important so we shall give it time.
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