Who says a fundraiser has to be boring? Definitely not us! Each fall, we host Pickin’: A Music Celebration, Chatham Arts Council’s Annual Benefit for Artists-in-Schools, featuring The Bluegrass Experience. This event is the real deal – an opportunity to hear this world-renowned band, who happen to be local to Chatham County, and to know you’re giving to a good cause by helping us raise funds for our Artists-in-Schools initiative.
Let’s pause. Perhaps you haven’t heard of Artists-in-Schools. Let us fill you in. Artists-in-Schools is a program designed to bring professional artists into Chatham County schools to support math, science, language, and history curricula. Through interactive, engaging workshops taught by theatre actors, performance artists, dancers, mural painters, African drummers, and strings musicians, students have unique opportunities for a deeper engagement with learning objectives. In the 2018-2019 school year, Chatham Arts Council is bringing this program to all 10 traditional county elementary schools. What a feat! Learn more here.
In 2018, we hosted Pickin’ at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. It was a fitting venue for this exciting evening. Ticket prices vary per age, but they do include food/beverages so they’re a pretty good deal.
We’re grateful to Opus Financial Advisors, who has sponsored Pickin’ for the past four years! Without local patrons and our community, this event would not be possible. So, if you love bluegrass music or believe in arts in education, this is the event for you. We hope you’ll revel in the fiddle with us this fall.