ROCKINGHAM – Arts Richmond is a non-profit organization located in downtown Rockingham and is one of the biggest advocates for the arts and culture within Richmond County. It has been “celebrating the creative spirit since 1979”, and the celebration continued Monday night in its first fall social fundraiser at the bowling alley in Rockingham.
Jimmy McDonald, local photographer, explained that this is the fourth bowling fundraiser they have had, but the first during this time of the year.
When talking to those that he works with, McDonald explained that, “we knew we wanted to do something close to Halloween and were hoping for a costumed event,” but the organization decided to start up small and build up to a larger event such as the one they hold in February.
The event had a seven teams signed up to play with anywhere from three to seven people on a team. At $25 per player, the fundraiser will help some of the upcoming events and exhibits coming to Arts Richmond.
McDonald explained while this event was more of a social engagement, the Super Bowl for the Arts is the biggest fundraiser Arts Richmond puts on due to having corporate sponsors. They start advertising months in advance in order to have the best turn-out possible so that the can fund programs, projects, and exhibits throughout the following year.
Some upcoming events at Arts Richmond are:
- October 31: Candy, Movie, and Free Photos during the Rockingham Spooktacular (4-6 p.m.)
- November 2, 9, 16: Jimmy McDonald Photography Classes
- November 10: Susan Perkins Sociable Art (Thankful Tree painting)
- November 11: Veteran’s Day Exhibit
- November 14: Richmond County Photography Group meeting
- December 2: RCPG exhibit to open
- December 5: RCC Fall Class Exhibit and Reception
- December 19: RCPG meeting
- Olivia Dowdy Brown totem project is underway
2018 events already set to occur are:
- Metals Working Class with Deb Guess (January)
- Pee Dee Artist Guild Exhibit (March)
- RCC Spring Class Exhibit and Reception (May)
Look for upcoming advertisements for the Super Bowl for the Arts, and if any curiosity is to arise go to artsrichmond.net to check out upcoming events, and the public is welcome to visit the gallery at 123 East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. For any questions email email@example.com or call 910-997-6008.