Chamber publishing arts brochure

Published 3:00 am Friday, January 16, 2015

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s newest committee is off and running with an idea that is designed to enhance, market and communicate the cultural arts events in Pike County.

Chamber President Kathy Sauer said the chamber’s Cultural Arts Committee’s first project was to publish a brochure that would highlight the cultural arts organizations throughout the county.

“This is a coordinated effort that should bring public attention to the cultural arts in Pike County,” Sauer said. “We have very active arts organizations and a wide variety of outstanding cultural arts events. We want people, not just those here in Pike County, but people all across the state and beyond our borders, to know what Pike County has to offer.”

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Sauer said the goals of the committee are to facilitate communication and collaboration with area arts and cultural organizations and to in increase, understanding and enjoyment of the cultural arts in Pike County.

“Another goal of the committee is to assess our cultural arts needs in order to develop programming goals for cultural arts in Pike County,” she said.

The committee has applied for a 2015 matching grant from the Alabama Tourism Department to fund the brochure project. The organizations will contribute the match money to the project on an equal amount basis.

“The brochure will include photographs of different events and the contact information for each participating organization,” she said. “It will not advertise individual events but will direct traffic to the organizations and their websites.”

Sauer said the committee’s plan is to have the brochure designed, printed and distributed regionally by spring.

The brochures will also be placed at welcome stations around the state.

“We are still in the process of collecting information and photographs for the brochure from each of the participating organizations,” Sauer said. “As soon as we have everything together, we’ll move ahead quickly with the project.”

The organizations participating in the Chamber project include, the Troy Arts Council, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy Music Study Club, City of Troy Tourism, Brundidge Historical Society, Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts, Troy University Malone Gallery, Troy University Confucius Center, Brundidge Business Association and TroyFest.

For more information about the programs and events of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, call 566–2294 or visit the chamber office on the square in downtown Troy.