Scenes from the Peak Arts Fund wrap party

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Last night, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) celebrated the wrap of its second Peak Arts Fund drive, which reached its target goal of $50,000. At the party, checks were handed out to 18 local arts nonprofits.

(Each organization was guaranteed $2,000, with the leftover sum portioned off based on each's operating budget.)

The party, held in the Ivywild School gym, was emceed by Amy Sue Lambert and Sally Hybl, with entertainment by an aerialist from the Milibo Art Theatre. After the checks were presented, COPPeR executive director Christina McGrath topped off the event with a rap of her own for the "wrap" party. One line: "Please keep supporting arts and culture/Or we'll be on you like a vulture."

EDIE ADELSTEIN
  • Edie Adelstein


EDIE ADELSTEIN
  • Edie Adelstein

Jon Khoury of Cottonwood Center for the Arts accepting their check. - EDIE ADELSTEIN
  • Edie Adelstein
  • Jon Khoury of Cottonwood Center for the Arts accepting their check.
Representatives from the 18 nonprofts, including: Sam Gappmayer of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Martile Rowland of Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Deborah Thornton of Imagination Celebration, Nathan Newbrough of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Drew Martorella of TheatreWorks. - EDIE ADELSTEIN
  • Edie Adelstein
  • Representatives from the 18 nonprofts, including: Sam Gappmayer of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Martile Rowland of Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Deborah Thornton of Imagination Celebration, Nathan Newbrough of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Drew Martorella of TheatreWorks.
The COPPeR crew: Lila Pickus, community arts development specialist; McGrath, executive director; Brett Garman, director of community outreach and peakradar.com; Angela Seals, development officer. - EDIE ADELSTEIN
  • Edie Adelstein
  • The COPPeR crew: Lila Pickus, community arts development specialist; McGrath, executive director; Brett Garman, director of community outreach and peakradar.com; Angela Seals, development officer.


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