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Without their generous support, this project could not happen.


OVER $140,000 WAS GENERATED FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS! Absolutely amazing!!

The 4th annual arts and cultural competition of the Allegan County Community Foundation finished with another year of outstanding results. Votes, which counts as dollars for the participating non-profit arts and cultural organizations, came in from 12 states plus all over Michigan, there were well over 400 voters and the competition generated the greatest amount for the twelve participating organizations since the competition began four years ago.

The participants received the following votes, and in six cases award money, in order of their standing:

Saugatuck-Douglas District Library: $63,606 including a $4,000 prize for ending up in the top five;

Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society: $38,357 including $4,000 prize money;

Saugatuck Center for the Arts: $16,726 including $4,000 in prize money;

West Michigan Glass Arts Center: $14,560 including $4,000 in prize money;

Forever Curious Children’s Museum: $10,616 including $4,000 in prize money;

Regent Theatre – City of Allegan: $5,889 including a $500 prize for having the most voters.

Allegan Area Arts Council: $4,505

Mid-Lakes Chorus - Sweet Adelines: $3,350

Allegan District Library: $2,171

Henika District Library: $499

Allegan Community Players: $405
Hopkins District Library: $70

“The community, residents and visitors alike, show their support of the arts and cultural assets we have here in Allegan County by participating in Keep Your ArtsAlive!. They recognize that difficult financial times hit the arts and cultural community first and many aren’t able to come back from those hits. By voting we are saying that we don’t want to wake up one day to find any of our arts and cultural organizations with closed doors. It has happened in many communities, by thankfully not here,” stated Foundation Director, Theresa Bray.

With increases in votes each year, these organizations have been able to continue to be assets in our county. The $140,254 generated by Keep Your ArtsAlive! this year will provide tremendous funding thus allowing us to continue to seek enjoyment and culture in our community. Over the four years of Keep Your ArtsAlive! over $323,000 has been generated. If you are interested in supporting the Keep Your ArtsAlive! initiative, please contact the Allegan County Community Foundation at 269.673.8344. Your support is always appreciated.