Bricks and art-fix to come to Plymouth
December 3, 2013 by James
With the Plymouth Community Arts Council (PCAC) striving to make performing arts widely available to the public, this weekend sees the council’s winter fundraising launched with a the PCAC Holiday Art sale at 774 Sheldon Road.
The sale will feature a wide variety of original art work and hand-crafted items. Attendees can browse pottery, prints, and ornaments supplied by artists affiliated with the PCAC. Additionally, the group will be authorized to sell bricks donated to the Plymouth Preservation Network (PPN) from the Daisy Factory; a well-known landmark that no longer stands but remains much in the memory of locals.
Founded in 1969 to increase cultural opportunities in Western Wayne County, the council’s original focus was the Plymouth-Canton Community School District. Starting with the “picture lady” program designed to expose the children to the arts, yhe PCAC has grown to include more than 300 volunteers and serve more than 17,000 students.
Money raised from Daisy Factory bricks will be split between the PPN and several PCAC programs, among which are the new Music & Movement classes, Plymouth Uptown Players (PUPS) Youth Theater, and the Saturday puppetry workshops.
The PCAC has benefited Plymouth not only through education about the arts but by drawing people to events that benefit the business community. As an example, restaurants that engage print companies to produce flyers promoting events such as the Plymouth Music in the Park can increase their own sales as well.
The fundraising event will take place this Saturday, December 7, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.