The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert. Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m.
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert.
Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m. with music ranging from folk to classic soft rock and some country.
“The concert is an opportunity to enjoy a musical session at no cost and bring in your membership donations at the same time,” Cathie Burdick, guild executive director, said. “This program is made possible by a grant from the Pearsall Foundation with the purpose of enriching life in the Adirondacks.”
For further information, contact the Festival Guild office at 585-7015.
The concert will be part of Ticonderoga’s MArts Madness.
Two weeks of cultural events and activities — dubbed MArts Madness — have been planned by the Cultural Arts Initiative of the Ticonderoga Area. MArts Madness will be March 2-17.
“One of the activities of the initiative this winter has been to develop MArts Madness, a celebration of the cultural arts of the Ticonderoga area, and a take off on the basketball March Madness,” explained, Vincent Smith, the group’s chairman. “From March 2 to March 17 there will be a variety of cultural events. Keep your eyes open for the many activities that will brighten your winter.
“There will be a wide variety of visual, performing and literary activities,” he said. “Almost every arts organization in Ticonderoga will participate in brightening up the winter months and celebrating the arts energy that goes on year round in the Ticonderoga area.”
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Inc., was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in the Ticonderoga area.
The mission of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild is to promote, develop, sustain, present, and advance a diverse program of performing arts in the Ticonderoga area.
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild marked a milestone in 2012 as its Arts Trek program celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Arts Trek is the series of free children’s programs held each summer by the guild.
“With a new audience about every five or six years, the 30-year history means that Arts Trek has entertained and impacted about five generations of younger children to date,” Burdick said. “Last fall when new board members were recruited, one young woman came on board because she remembered attending the programs as a child.”
Arts Trek has become the centerpiece of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild.
People wishing to make a donation or those seeking more information about the guild can call 585-7015, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.ticonderogafestivalguild.com