The 22nd annual Chair-ries Jubilee benefit for arts programs in local schools will have a different look this year as they pivot to hold the event and allow all of their supporters to support the Arts in Education programs funded through this annual fundraiser.
This year there will be two days, Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., for supporters to come to the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce office, 225 Keith St. SW, and place their bids on their favorite items.
That evening, volunteers will notify purchasers of their winning bids on items to be picked up on Friday, Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
“This year’s event will feature a glimpse at life as seen through the eyes of area artists in support of the ‘What’s YOUR Vision’ theme,” said Nancy Casson, Chair-ries Jubilee committee chair.
Officials said, "Chair-ries Jubilee is a project of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and is but one way the council serves as an arts education advocate and a means for promoting local artists. The Allied Arts Council has been committed over the past 26 years to promoting the local arts community by offering quality arts programming and providing arts in education activities to local schools."
“Studies have proven that investing in arts education will pay significant dividends for students,” stated Ms. Casson. “We are grateful that Cleveland and Bradley County residents respond well to this event every year.”
No advance tickets are necessary, however bidders must have a confirmed RSVP to attend. Register online through the Community Events Calendar at www.ClevelandChamber.com.
To learn more about sponsorships or artist participation opportunities, contact the Chamber office at 423-472-6587 or The Red Ribbon at 423-473-1114. Also, find and follow the Chair-ries Jubilee Facebook page .