‘Passport to the Arts’

I like truth in advertising. This year’s Jeffersonville Arts Alliance Fundraiser is titled “Passport to the Arts,” and that’s exactly what the organization does. With money collected, Jeff Arts offers free community arts programing through its volunteer artists, educators and supporters. It hosts JAM sessions (aka art making) several times a year that are free and open to all ages. “On Saturday, June 6, I was helping with a JAM Session on the lawn of the Big Four Park,” said Jeffersonville Arts Alliance President John McCarthy. “A little boy, Antonio, was walking in the park with his mom. He ran over, interested in what was going on (painting big dragon flies with patterns) and somewhat dejectedly asked, ‘What’s it cost?’ When I told him it was free, he said, ‘You don’t need money!’ He had a blast painting and joining in the fun. The results of that day’s efforts are on display at Allison Brook Park.” The fundraiser, which features a raffle and interactive painting, also includes an art auction that gives 50 percent back to the artist. The tickets are available in person at Silica Ceramic Studio, 222 W. Sixth St., or online at jeffarts.org.


Former Gray & Wells Auto Building
5-8 p.m. | $35
628 Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville, Indiana