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Montgomery Arts Alliance Makes Plans for Montgomery Fest

The next meeting of the Montgomery Arts Alliance will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in Village Hall, 200 River St.

Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Montgomery Arts Alliance.

Creative ideas and enthusiasm for the arts were in high gear at the June 27 meeting of the where the first order of business was making plans for the group’s booth at next month.

For members of Montgomery Arts Alliance it’s all about offering low or no-cost hands on art activities to the residents of Montgomery and that will definitely be reflected in their booth. Residents and fest attendees will be able to use poster board and washable markers to create a number of individual drawings which will then be assembled into a large collaborative work of art.

Because the Arts Alliance wants all people attending Montgomery Fest to have a chance to participate in creating this artwork, they are seeking donations of materials and funds.

So far the group has received a $50 gift card from Walmart to help purchase supplies.

In the coming days they will be asking stores and restaurants to post flyers encouraging people to donate through http://ArtRoomAid.com/lists/1988/home, a site set up by Dick Blick Art Supplies that will also accept donations and provide supplies.

Residents who are interested in donating a box of washable markers or pieces of white poster board but don’t want to use an online site may take donations to Montgomery Village Hall during the month of July.

No art experience is necessary to participate at the Montgomery Arts Alliance booth and all ages are welcome and encouraged to get involved. In addition, members are creating two raffle baskets of art supplies to be given in a drawing of entries from short art interest surveys available at the booth.

The next meeting of the Montgomery Arts Alliance will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in Village Hall, 200 River St.

For more information about the Montgomery Arts Alliance, call Marion Bond at (630) 440-1008 or email marion@marionbond.com.

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