In 2015, Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) brought art events to Waldo County, cultivated arts, and promoted local artists, creatives and cultural organizations throughout the state of Maine. None of this would be possible without the help of Belfast Creative Coalition’s dedicated volunteers.
Belfast Creative Coalition’s mission is to cultivate arts and culture through coordination and promotion. Volunteers that particularly furthered this mission in 2015 were: Elaine Bielenberg, Mary Mosier, Susan Guthrie, Katherine Cox and the entire BCC Board.
Belfast Creative Coalition wants to offer gratitude to Alice Seeger and Susan Coe, former members of the Belfast Creative Coalition board of directors, for all of their work and their dedication to local arts. Belfast Creative Coalition wishes them success in all future endeavors, and will miss their invaluable contribution to the organization. Many thanks go to both of them.
This season’s Fourth Friday Art Walks in Belfast were supported by a terrific team of volunteers. This monthly celebration of the arts in Belfast, with art openings, performances, and activities for kids, was made possible by those who willingly stepped up to help out. Volunteers and Geneva Bielenberg (the Belfast Arts 2015 intern) kept visitors informed at the Belfast Creative Coalition table, keeping everyone up-to-date on what was happening and where.
This fall, Belfast Creative Coalition was excited to offer the third annual Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Arts Fall Tour weekend, celebrating artists, craftspeople, and farmers all over Waldo County. Many artists’ studios and working farms were open to the public over the weekend of October 10th and 11th, and visitors got to view artwork and crafts, learn more from the artists, craftspeople and farmers, and enjoy an exploration of Waldo County. Belfast Creative Coalition’s volunteers were a source of tireless help and support.
These volunteers are passionate about their support for arts and culture. The arts are a fundamental part of our community and supporting our local art and our local artists keeps this community vibrant. Belfast Creative Coalition offers a heartfelt Thank You! to all who volunteered in 2015 for BCC or many of the other arts and culture events.
For those that want to learn more about supporting the Belfast Creative Coalition, BCC will be having a volunteer orientation on February 4th at 4pm at the Belfast Creative Coalition’s conference room: 26 Spring Street, Belfast. To learn more about Belfast Creative Coalition and how you can be a part of it, visit belfastcreativecoalition.org or call 207-323-8692.
Photo by Julia Clapp, Belfast Creative Coalition Member Coordinator
Pictured Left to Right: Robin Jones, BCC Board Member Elaine Bielenberg, Stacey White, BCC Executive Director Kimberly Callas, BCC Board Member Martha Piscuskas, BCC Volunteer Allison Harrell.
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