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ARTISAN ALLEY NEWSLETTER:

APRIL

Break out your shorts, dresses, and t-shirts, because it's getting warm again! See what we updates we have for this Spring. 
GENERAL NEWS
    - We set up a facepainting station and advertised our summer camp at the Convention Center's Children's Expo on Mach 23, and it was a rousing success! We had many visitors who were excited by our camp, and we are ready to make a big marketing push. Check out all summer camp information under "Summer Camps" on ArtisanAlley.com and spread the word!
    
     - In that vain, we are looking for volunteers to help with the camp. It will run in three two-week sessions from June 5 until July 26, and we need people to help monitor the kids, manage pick-up and drop-off times, and create a positive, creative environment. If interested, go to the "Summer Camps" page on our website and click the volunteer sign-up link.

     - Along with that, Artisan Alley is always looking for donations. We are a big operation with three unique locations, and each of those locations need everything from toilet paper to art supplies to monetary donations. We have a registry on our website, but if you have anything else you think we might need, we'll gladly take it!
Start spring right with some artistic expression and creative exploration!
Make a garden terrarium out of beer bottles at Upland's Woodshop on April 11th while enjoying their delicious home brews for only $25. Doors open at 6pm. 
It's April, which means it's time for the monthly Community Arts Festival! Come to 222 W. 2nd Street on April 13th and browse stations set up by local artists from 12-8pm.
Come to Baked! on Saturday, April 6 and enjoy homemade cookies and art during our Cookies and Craft class. Doors open at 1pm, and tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door.
The main event at MADE this month is the recurring Creative Writing workshop hosted by Bix Gabriel, an MFA student at Indiana University and published author. Students have brought in their work and are in the process of editing and revising, and we wish them luck on their art!
On April 26th, visual and performance artist Rory Willats will be hosting his show "Concerning the Way." Part dance and part video art, the central performance of the exhibit will cycle twice through the evening and builds from the "paranoia of the late 19th-century."
The bathroom floor has been fixed, and everything else in Twisted Lounge is running smoothly and efficiently! In addition, our Thursday game nights are open to all, so come by and hang out with us while we play card games and board games. 
The glyphs have been cut out of wood and are ready to be painted and finished. They will be ready hopefully by the end of the month.

As a general reminder, return any tools you borrow and take off site!
OPERAMAYA
OperaMaya is a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana, whose mission is to “create world-renowned artistic expression that exemplifies both the historical and modern Maya culture.” They have several regular events, including the OperaMaya Music Festival, the Viva! Mayan Culture Festival, and the OperaMaya Composition Competition, which work to  highlight artists espousing Mayan culture and practices. This month, they are bringing Pedro Tec, a photographer and visual artist, to our Dimension’s Gallery. 
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