Editorial: Salute the arts this Friday with Kaneland Arts Initiative

By on February 20, 2014

Arts-minded individuals interested in sprucing up their weekend plans should consider attending the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s Fine Arts Feast this Friday, Feb. 21, in the Pine Room at Open Range Southwest Grill, located on Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove.

This annual fundraiser serves two purposes: to encourage folks to become “patrons of the arts,” and to achieve KAI’s goal to raise over $5,000 so that the Initiative can bring professional-quality artists to Kaneland schools. And it appears the Kaneland community is interested in helping KAI with its arts-driven cause, as there are only about 50 seats still available for Friday night’s feast.

There’s no charge to attend the dinner and program, and participants will have the opportunity to get involved with the silent auction and raffles featured throughout the evening. Big-ticket raffle items include Chicago Blackhawks tickets, fine arts event tickets to St. Charles Singers and KAI events, and glass-piece and jewelry art from Lorenzo’s Designs, and the “cork pull,” which will give patrons an opportunity to win wine and a wine-themed gift basket.

As for the featured program, it’s “woven with informational bits and pieces” regarding the Kaneland Arts Initiative, as well as performances by local artists and committee members.

So if you’re free this Friday evening, head over to Open Range and get in on an arts-oriented good time. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and bidding on silent auction and raffle items. Program and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

May the arts be with you this weekend as you enjoy the KAI festivities.