Studio Tour A Huge Success This Year

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Editor:

Participating artists in the recent "‘Neath the Rim" Open Studios Tour wish to thank all those in the community who helped make the event a huge success. Over $1,000 was raised to benefit Payson Art League programs through a raffle of artwork donated by each artist on the tour. The money will be used to provide support to art education in local public schools and organizations that aid children.

Underwriting donations by 37 area business sponsors made the event and the promotion of it possible. The large coverage of the tour and the artists by the local newspapers, radio and television stations, plus some Valley publications, contributed to the overall success, as did all the volunteers who helped.

Attendance by local art lovers and many others from various state locations reached new records. The arts in our Rim Country are becoming a growing part of our area, due to all these combined efforts.

We are grateful to all of you.

Kay Runbeck, Publicity Coordinator, 'Neath the Rim artists and Payson Art League

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