First Fridays in Vevay are a celebration of the arts, communities, and businesses. The themed monthly events feature a diversity of local and regional performers. First Fridays allow the community to showcase what makes them unique and improve the community’s quality of life by exposing people to new musical genres and inviting them into businesses around town. IAC funds will support entertainment and promotional costs.
About Vevay Main Street Inc.
The mission of Vevay Main Street Inc. is to support preservation, beautification, and improvement in the Main Street District and throughout Switzerland County by encouraging volunteers in the community to partner with local government and non-governmental groups to improve Vevay as a place to live and do business.
Woven in Harmony: Connecting Through the Arts
Woven in Harmony offers textile arts experiences to children through senior adults in the historic community. Class participants will learn to weave on table and tapestry looms and will view historic and ethnic textiles as design inspiration. Classes will be held at the public library. IAC funding of supplies, artist stipends, and marketing materials will provide immersive arts experiences, collaboration, and discovery of the textile arts as personal expression.
About the Working Men’s Institute
The mission of the Working Men's Institute set forth by founder William Maclure in 1838 is the dissemination of useful knowledge to working men and their families. Maclure intended the Working Men's Institute to bridge the information gap between the wealthy and the poor by providing libraries for average people. Today the WMI provides library services including public access computers to all the people of Posey County.
The Children's Museum of Evansville will host an artist-in-residence program benefitting all patrons of the museum. The program will feature artistic, cultural, and musical performers from the Tri-State area and beyond. It aims to enhance the role of the museum as a center of cultural investigation, to increase access to quality arts education, to provide access to and appreciation for live performing arts, and to actively involve local children in the creative process. IAC funds will be used to pay for artists and supplies.
About the Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)
cMoe’s mission is to create extraordinary experiences that ignite imagination of children and their families through the power of play.
West Crawford Elementary School Arts Program
A fine arts presenter will provide monthly art education and a music presenter will provide weekly music education for K-5 students at West Crawford Elementary School. Other art activities will be presented throughout the school year, and field trips will take place as safety protocols allow. In the spring, the public will be welcomed into the building to view and appreciate students’ creative artwork as part of a fundraising art fair. This program aims to expose students to forms of art with which they were previously unfamiliar and to inspire continued interest in artistic and creative expression. Funds from the IAC will support the efforts of the fine arts program.
About Crawford County Community School Corporation (West Crawford Elementary)
West Crawford Elementary adapts instruction to enable student learning and growth in a positive, safe, and friendly atmosphere where students can achieve personal and academic success. Crawford County Community School Corporation and its local community work together to create a safe learning environment which encourages achievement at all levels through a rigorous curriculum that prepares and empowers students to be successful as positive members of society in an ever-changing world.