For many of us, the arts fill a valuable role of release from daily stress.
This year’s Artful Antics Festival Season 2019 (AAFS) from April through October will create an atmosphere that celebrates whimsy, humor, joy, and play from April – October. It’s because you continue to support the arts that the Patchogue Arts Council’s (PAC) programming over the past ten years has grown to include an entire season. Thank you!
We are asking you to support this year’s AAFS and our signature event Arts on Terry with a sponsorship that is meaningful to you. Your sponsorship will enable us to provide joyous and culturally enriching events featuring visual arts, dance, music, film, and video in multiple venues throughout downtown Patchogue.
Get artful with us! Before the antics of the festival season begin, experience the joy and emotion Vincent Van Gogh felt while creating his paintings. April 11th-13th the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and PAC will present its first co- production Vincent based on an original play by Leonard Nimoy. PAC needs to raise $5,000 towards this co-production.
On April 27th the AAFS begins with whimsical poetry and performance in the PTPA lobby followed by a Promenade inspired by the Ballets Russe’s 1917 Parade for which the term Surrealism was coined for this 1917 production. Parade notables included choreographer Sergei Diaghilev, composer Erik Satie and Pablo Picasso, who designed the costumes and set. Be inspired to create your own costume and join us for the day’s events influenced by ideas of Dadaism, Cubism, Surrealism, and the Bauhaus.
Ten artists selected from an open call will lead the Promenade along with Think Big (a local puppet theater), musicians and you— everyone is invited to join in the antics! You’ll walk across the newly unveiled Roe Walkway for the Arts to the PAC Gallery for Jenny Thwing’s pop-up installation, “Pest in the Garden.” She will also have led free workshops at the library for you tocreate a paper costume for use during the promenade. Once at PAC, get ready for a big reveal! We’ll reveal the big secret! The antics continue later that evening for a special after-party at Toast Coffeehouse.
AAFS will feature gallery exhibits, public art, and sculptural installations in the garden, film screenings, nights of live music and performance, and a new mural sponsored by PAC and the Patchogue-Medford Library on the library’s rear wall. The Arts on Terry (AOT) street art fair on June 23rd from noon to 6:00 PM is a full day of art exhibits, organizations, galleries, and artists from across L.I., demonstrations, family-friendly activities, live music and performances.
Many of the AAFS events are free and open to the public. PAC strives to adhere to its mission by making opportunities accessible for all to experience art. We hope that we can count on your generosity again with an AAFSsponsorship that is meaningful to you and will help make this season’s free events possible. Please take a moment and look at all that PAC has planned this season. Your contribution will make the events possible.
50% of the annual festival season’s budget typically comes from the county’s Downtown Destination grant which was created to offer seed money to underserved communities but since Patchogue, with the help of the grant, has now become the DESTINATION in Suffolk County, this year’s grant was awarded to another community.This means your contribution is more important than ever to make AAFS a success.
We will recognize our sponsors for their dedication to the arts as detailed in the enclosed Sponsorship Opportunities form. We also welcome the donation of In-Kind services from local businesses.
Artfully, Beth Giacummo | Executive Director
P.S. If PAC can secure enough AAFS sponsorships, we will be able to purchase a sign for our location at 20 Terry St. PAC has been a stable force in the cultural revitalization and sustainability of Patchogue, and it’s time we improve our visual presence as the center of the newly created Arts and Culture district.