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Money, money, money! $60,000 in Houston

Always great to hear about art fairs making money. Here is a press release from Bayou City Art Festival in Houston, TX:

What: Art Colony Assn. (organizers of the Bayou City Art Festivals) to make check presentations totaling $60,000 to 16 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Nonprofit Partners and present Top Ten Volunteers Awards

Where: Capital One Bank Plaza – 5718 Westheimer @ Bering Drive (1st Floor, Main Lobby)

When: Wed., May 27, 6:30 p.m. CHECK PRESENTATION

Who: Art Colony Association Board of Directors, Local Nonprofit Partners, Capital One Bank City President Annella Metoyer and Houston City Council Member Peter Brown and

Nonprofit Partners: Over the past 38 years, Bayou City Art Festival has raised close to $2.5 million for local nonprofit organizations and the City of Houston. The 2009 Nonprofit Partners to receive checks are: Art League Houston, Bering Omega Community Services, City ArtWorks; Diverseworks, Downtown YMCA, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Center for Photography, Lawndale Art Center, Memorial Park Conservancy, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA), Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Several Dancers Core, SPARK School Park Program, Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts, and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA).

Festival Producer: Art Colony Assn. Inc., a 501c(3) org., Kim Stoilis, Exec. Dir.

The Festival is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance

The City of Houston, Budweiser Select, Capital One Bank, Legacy at Memorial, Houston Parks & Recreation Department and KTRK-TV are the Festival sponsors. The Festival is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Congratulations to Kim Stollis, Kelly Kindred, and the staff at the Art Colony. We're counting on Texas to stay strong and lead the rest of the state and then the nation to strong support of the arts.

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