Dear Artists,

We need your help.

The need to support the arts is more crucial now than ever before. Due to challenges of Covid-19, Orange County Arts Council has faced significant loss of funding and resources, including the loss of government funding.

We also want to provide an opportunity to benefit artists directly during these challenging times. In order to accomplish this, we invite you to participate in Orange County Arts Council’s first online arts auction. 50% of proceeds will benefit Orange County Arts Council, while 50% commission will go towards the artists whose work is sold.

Unless we work together, we cannot continue to provide crucial aid to the arts community such as 1:1 arts consultations through our Arts Support Services, Artists Conversations with Industry which connects artists to potential career opportunities, the Students Arts Showcase, Community Arts Grants, Studio Visits and educational programs like the Jarrett Markel Creativity Boot Camp.

We believe that the arts are crucial to rebuilding our cultural community. We know that the arts provide economic development, invigorate public spaces and provide a livelihood for many of our members. We hope that you will consider supporting the Orange County Arts Council through participating in “Together For Art” online auction.

Sarah McKay
Executive Director, Orange County Arts Council

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