‘State of the Arts’ set for Oct. 5

Staff Report

Rockford Area Arts Council invites you to a “State of the Arts” luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford. Schedule is as follows: 11-11:30 a.m., networking; noon to 1 p.m., lunch, program and Mayor’s Arts Awards.

State of the Arts Mayor’s Arts Awards honorees are: Artist: Mike Webb; Community Impact by an Advocate: JoAnn Shaheen; Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact: Engine Studio. State of the Arts sponsors are Alpine Bank, The Buchanon Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors; Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.; Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort; Harris Bank; Lexington Hotel; McGladrey; OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center; Jane Smith; Rockford Bank & Trust; and WNIU-WNIJ Radio. The cost of invitations was donated in part by Magnum Creative.

Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members, or table of 10 for $400. Reserve your space by Sept. 26. Call (815) 963-6765 or reserve online at www.artsforeveryone.com.

RAAC is asking you to bring your change to help them make a “Change for the Better.” Funds raised will help them fulfill their mission to support, promote and develop the arts for everyone. Change will be collected at the State of the Arts, Cliffbreakers, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 5, or you can drop it off at the RAAC office, 713 E. State St., anytime throughout the month of October, Arts and Humanities Month.

From the Sept. 21-27, 2011, issue

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