Dear Friend of the Arts,
I would first like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over the years. Without you, much of what we do would not be possible. As you can imagine, 2020 has been an extraordinary year that has presented us with many challenges. I am very proud of our office staff and their efforts during these trying times to creatively keep the spirit of the center alive in our community, however, our inability to operate as normal has taken its toll. It is for this reason, that I humbly write to you today to ask for your support once again in helping us keep the tradition of the ARTS alive in Laredo.
As a 501c3non-profit organization, the Laredo Center for the Arts’ mission is to create a cultural climate in which the artistic creativity of all people may find a voice. In order to execute our mission, LCA relies on funding from a variety of sources such as private foundations, individual donors, grants, our members, special events, and fundraisers.
We are proud to introduce our 2020 Painting Raffle. This year’s paintings were graciously donated by some of Laredo’s most coveted and talented artists. We applaud the participating artists for their commitment to the arts and their continued support of the Laredo Center for the Arts. Without the ongoing efforts of our board, talented artists, and supporters like you LCA would not succeed. Together, we can offer people of all ages and diverse backgrounds a platform to express themselves through the Arts.
Proceeds raised from our raffle will be used towards LCA’s educational programming, exhibits, and maintaining our general operations primarily focused on participation from LISD, UISD, and other public and private schools from the surrounding area. Your support will allow LCA to continue growing with new and exciting exhibits and stimulating cultural events that serve to inspire, motivate, and entertain Laredoans and visitors alike. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Given the type of year that 2020 has been, I think we can all agree that we could all use a little extra dusting right now, which is why your support is so important.
We are eternally grateful to the 20 talented artists who unselfishly agreed to contribute their talents to this fundraiser. Please join us as we announce the winner in a virtual presentation on which we need to cement a date. Each raffle ticket is $25. Please return the ticket with your information to Laredo Center for the Arts using the enclosed envelope. Make all checks payable to Laredo Center for the Arts. Do not forget to mail in your tickets and checks before Dec. 4, 2020. The Laredo Center for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Once again, I thank you for your unwavering support in helping us keep The Center for the Arts as a symbol of the vibrancy, creativity, and talent that exists in our city. Better days lie ahead, but in the meantime, stay safe and I hope to see soon you at one of our events, even if it is virtual.