Troy Arts Council hosts patrons’ reception

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 30, 2012

Troy Arts Council members, Betty Wagoner, Ann Williams and Mary Williams, were happy to share the TAC’s calendar of events with those who attended the TAC’s Patrons’ Reception at The Studio Thursday evening. Patrons’ support enables the TAC to bring high quality cultural arts performances to the stage throughout the year.

The Troy Arts Council hosted its annual Patrons Reception Thursday evening at The Studio in downtown Troy.

A large gathering of arts patrons were on hand as the TAC unveiled its calendar of events for 2012-2013.

“We are very excited about our calendar of events this year,” said Elaine Blair, patrons’ chair. “We have something for all interests and for all ages. The older adults will absolutely love the Sinatra Tribute and the Marvelous Wonderettes who sing 50s and 60s music. And Spencer’s Theatre of Illusion, well, everybody will want to see it.”

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Blair said the calendar is filled top to bottom with quality entertainment.

“If you went to Birmingham or some other big city to see one of the performances we have on our calendar, you would pay at least $100 and then you wouldn’t have a good seat. The Troy Arts Council offers high quality entertainment at affordable prices.”

Blair said the Patron’s ticket is an almost unbelievable value. Each Patron level includes a season ticket beginning with $75 and one season ticket, then $101 and two season tickets and graduating up.

Blair said Patrons’ support is huge to the TAC.

“We really depend on our Patrons’ support,” she said. “Especially now that grant funding is being cut so sharply. Bringing these performers to our community is very expensive. Not only do we have to pay artists’ fees, we often have to take care of their meals and lodging. It all adds up.

“We are able to continue to offer an outstanding calendar of events each year because of our Patrons. We greatly appreciate their support.

Without it, we would not be able to have such an incredible 2012-2013 season.”

Not only does the TAC bring a yearlong lineup of quality entertainment to the stage, the arts council also assists community arts organizations with budgetary support and provides student scholarships.

In 2011-12, the TAC award seven grants to local schools and sponsored seven school outreach performances by internationally acclaimed visiting artists.

“With our Patrons’ support, we can continue to promote the cultural arts in Troy and Pike County,” Blair said.

For more information about the TAC and its arts presentations, visit or call 334-670-2288 and leave a message.