Thank you for your recent full-colour spread of Gateway Theatre's annual fundraising "pARTy" and for reporting on the vitality of the arts and artists in our community. Not only is there a ravenous appetite for a variety of canvases and sculptures, but there is a genuine commitment by artists to support each other to sustain this vital sector of our local economy.
All the artists donated their work so that the theatre could raise funds for upcoming shows on the Main Stage and Studio.
Gateway's board, staff and volunteers used their creativity, innovation and skills to produce a unique event that will no doubt be the highlight of upcoming seasons.
But expertise aside, they gave freely from their hearts and put the "fun" in fundraising.
To all the restaurateurs, wineries, caterers, volunteers, media and artists, you accomplished more than just a positive fundraiser. You contributed to doing what the arts do best. You brought members of our community together to celebrate and support each other.
And we are stronger for it.
Thanks, thanks and thanks again.
Gateway Theatre's artistic and executive director