Barrett's Bootleggers Bash - Oct. 19, 7-9pm

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Guest: $50                            Supporter: $75 (listed in  program)                      Patron: $125 (1/4 page ad in program)

Barrett Art Center's fall fundraiser, Barrett’s Bootleggers Bash, looks back to the era of the founding of the Dutchess County Art Association,  known today as the Barrett Art Center.   The early 1930s both spawned a bootlegging boom in the Hudson Valley and inspired Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. and a group of interested artists to form the Dutchess County Art Association.  Today, Barrett Art Center carries on this mission to support community engagement with visual art through national and regional  juried exhibitions and low and no-cost public art programs.  

Barrett’s Bootleggers Bash include live musical entertainment and refreshments that celebrate the spirit of the era.  Eleanor Charwat will speak about the history of bootlegging in the Hudson Valley, followed by an auction. 

Did you know that Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. created playing card designs for clients that included Macy's when he lived briefly in New York City after graduating from art school? Attendees will take home a deck of playing cards with reproductions of an original Barrett design. 

Proceeds from the event will help Barrett Art Center raise funds for historic  research and architectural assessments  that will enable Barrett to address restoration concerns and to prioritize future repairs. 

Unable to attend the event?

Please consider supporting the preservation needs of our historic building. 

Program Advertising Opportunities

Your participation as an advertiser in support of Barrett Art Center enables BAC to continue to bring opportunities for arts engagement to our community.   

Deadline to reserve program space: October 4, 2017        Deadline for ad copy: October 11, 2017

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