Yes, the time is upon us, that wonderful evening where parents and children get to make art together. I think this photo from last year’s event shows just how positive the collaborations are. So, if you’ve been before, I’m sure you’ll be back, but for those who haven’t experienced the special sort of Back to School night that Fillmore offers, make a point to join us Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30-7:50pm. Kids and parents can participate in a few short art lessons; topics this year include: Chinese Brush Painting – Digital Art – Strings – Dance – Sculpture – Percussion
AND Mark your calendars: The Fillmore Winter Concert is coming Monday night from 6:30-7:30pm in the Fillmore Arts Center/Hardy Auditorium on December 9th, 2013. Please join us for musical performances as the winter holidays are a time of melodic good cheer!
Prior to stepping down as Principal of Fillmore Arts Center Katherine Latterner made amazing efforts to support the well-being of Fillmore by writing grants for supplies, visiting artists, field trips, and other methods to deepen and broaden the arts experience that your children receive when they attend Fillmore. This fall we have found out how those seed-sowing efforts have borne tremendous fiscal bounty to assist the efforts of the Friends of Fillmore.
The Friends of Fillmore group was awarded another grant from the very generous Cafritz Foundation which again requires the Fillmore Arts Center community to provide matching donations totaling $5000, so we may get the corresponding total amount of $25,000. Also, the DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities made a grant to the Friends of Fillmore for over $11,000 this fall as well. See our grant listing here.