Arts and Entertainment grows membership


The Arts and Entertainment District Association is growing, according to member Jim Dullenty. At the board’s June meeting, he reported member numbers had increased.

“As far as the Art Party, we got 24 members from it,” he said.

Dullenty said total membership is around 100, and he is working on contacting members who have not paid their 2017 dues.


In other business

• Chair Patty Thompson reported the association had a balance of $6,028.68 in its account, and $188.88 in petty cash.

• Chair Patty Thompson reported the association’s banner project was on hold, but 20 had been hung on Main Street.

• Member Linda Smitman moved, and member Jim Dullenty seconded, that the association would revisit the direction street banners are hanging this fall.

• Chair Patty Thompson said the bench-painting project was on hold until the City Public Works staff has time to assist.

• The City encroachment permit for the group’s parklet project was signed, according to Chair Patty Thompson.

• Chair Patty Thompson announced the association’s online fundraiser through In Your Own Backyard raised roughly $3,000 for the parklet project.

• The Arts and Entertainment District Association Board discussed the removal of the artisan trashcans on Main Street for repairs. The group decided the first step was to get City permission to remove and store the cans.

• Member Jim Dullenty moved, and member Linda Smitman seconded, that the association hold a raffle during the Chokecherry Festival as a fundraiser.



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