“I came to Festival of the Arts as a kid, I worked it as a police officer, I’ve brought my own children down here, so I’ve seen festival through so many different lenses, and is so many memories and meanings for me.” -Pete Kemme
The Richard App Gallery was especially energized last night with a crowd of artists and art enthusiasts eagerly waiting to see the big reveal of the 2015 Festival of the Arts poster. Adding to the excitement, though, were guests I did not expect to see at the unveiling - children! As Stasia Savage reminds us, Festival of the Arts is a family affair - both for those attending as well as Festival leadership and volunteers. Savage explains to us that for her family, being a co-chair is almost a rite of passage. Her parents have both served as co-chairs and she did in 2004. In fact, she met her husband at Festival when she was 10 years old.
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