Thank You

Saturday marked betterArts' first annual Open House and Fundraiser, which welcomed members of the community and visitors from all over to stop in and check out our Art Barn, peruse work by local and visiting artists, listen to music by more than half a dozen acts, and get acquainted with free summer programming funded entirely through donations.

The event, put on in conjunction with the First Annual Artists' Studio Tour in the Thousand Islands region, was a roaring success. More than 200 people visited Better Farm throughout the day and learned about the initiatives being taken on by betterArts.

You can see the full album of the day's festivities by clicking here.

We'd like to offer our most heartfelt thanks to all those who came out to support this worthy cause. Without your support, our endeavors to make music and the arts accessible to all would be impossible. Special thanks also go out to the following:

Our Sponsors
The John Hoover Inn

Our Musical Acts, Especially:
Ben Plante and Friends
Airhead Jordan
The Pistol Whippers
Brian Purwin and Friends
Aaron Horeth

Our Hoopers and Fire Dancers:
Jozette & Seth

Our Volunteers:
Carl Frizzell
Bob Laisdell
AmberLee Clement
Tess Flynn
Ben Paul Plante
Holly Boname
Erin Fulton
Brian Purwin
Jim Mercer
Nick Bellman
Mike Brown
Jon-Michael Passerino
Sue Kerbel
Phil Randazzo

Our Board of Directors:
Nicole Caldwell
Holly Boname
Erin Fulton
Scott Smith
Mike Brown
Sarah Herold
Anet Hammette

Winners of our raffles from the event will be contacted this week about claiming their prizes. For betterArts' summer workshop schedule, click here. For more information about the betterArts residency program, click here.

Great news coverage from the day can be found here:
Watertown Daily Times (front page!)