About Stepping Up for Arts! -- A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Cultural enrichment and education are essential to the continued artistic enhancement and vitality of our community and our county. Our goals are to promote and support the arts in the communities of Brunswick County through art appreciation and educational opportunities.
We realize that available scholarships in fine arts are limited and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring that deserving Brunswick County students can pursue their craft. We have a proud history of awarding scholarships so these young adults may continue their studies in any field of art.
How We Accomplish This
We sponsor fund-raising and art appreciation activities in the Brunswick County community to help achieve our goals. These events may include: speaker series, workshops, plein air events, and cultural performances / exhibits at local venues in Brunswick County. We partner with many of the growing art communities and local businesses to expand art education in our county.
Helping our Schools
When educational budgets are reduced, the fine arts program is the first to be negatively impacted. To that end, we have helped Brunswick County schools provide an enhanced art program (music, dance, theater and visual arts) for its students through art supplies and materials, equipment and field trips. Our donations provide a wide variety of specialized program materials including software, weaving looms, painting supplies and other materials, as specified by the teachers and school administrators. We also welcome art teachers to participate at no cost in the variety of our art workshops.
How You Can Help
Private and public donations are an important part of our fund-raising effort and we rely heavily on the generosity of our community. Become a proud supporter of our program by purchasing a T-shirt at the St. James Gallery or at our programs, attend our events, and make a donation. Stepping Up for Arts is a certified non-profit, charitable organization and your contribution is tax deductible.
Make Checks Payable To: SUFA
Send your check to:
The Artisans (SUFA)
2571 St. James Drive, Suite 102
Southport, NC 28461
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SUFA IN THE NEWS
Come Fly With Me!
Presented by Stepping Up for Arts
Thursday, June 22: Amidst the voice of Frank Sinatra belting out Come Fly With Me and a slide show depicting the early years of passenger aviation, a sold out crowd of more than 250 guests perused the travel related raffle prizes, the aviation memorabilia table and the Howie Franklin book signing table. Then the real show started. Guests boarded SUFA Air, buckling into their seats and listening to a hilarious flight safety video. While being entertained with humorous stories from retired flight attendants, passengers enjoyed "airline food" distributed by the flight attendants. An historical view of Wilmington International Airport and Piedmont Airlines was given by Pat de Barros followed and finally a very entertaining presentation from Howie and Linda Franklin, both stewards on Air Force One.
Our audience was most generous in their raffle purchases and enabled us to raise significant funds for art scholarships and school grants! These monies will sustain Stepping Up For Arts through 2017. We would also like to thank all our volunteers and the gracious generosity of Linda and Howie Franklin. We hope to see you again at our next event on October 8th, when we present, "For Your Eyes Only", CIA Spies and their Families.
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