True. Chatham. Experience. If you were lucky enough to attend The Chatham Experience: Benefit Concert for Chatham Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Initiative in late September, you know what we’re talking about. Only in Chatham could you go to a unique venue like the Chatham Beverage District, enjoy local eco-friendly food and drink while listening to well-known musicians playing their hearts out for a good cause. We’re talking about Chatham Rabbits, The Bluegrass Experience, and Diali Cissokho and John Westmoreland! Amazing!
But what pulled at our heart strings was seeing students from several Chatham County schools join these amazing bands to form unique collaborations before hundreds of people, especially our youngest performer, who was in second grade.
Aside from sweating on an unusually hot September afternoon, attendees also had an opportunity to peruse the Smelt Art Gallery, where they continued to be a part of true Chatham at its finest. Art from local artists featured in the Chatham Arts Council’s “Meet This Artist” series hung alongside art from students in Chatham County schools. Inspirational!
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, especially Opus Financial Advisors, who, like us, know that every students deserves to have an arts education in school. Because of all of you, we’re able to bring professional artists into 13 schools this year, impacting more than 3,500 children. THANK YOU!