Champaign County Arts Council to hold Annual Celebration of the Arts

The Champaign County Arts Council will hold its Annual Celebration of the Arts on Friday, May 5, at the Arts Council, 119 Miami St., Urbana. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Since it is also Cinco de Mayo, the event will have a fiesta theme, which includes a taco buffet and a cash bar with beer, wine and margaritas.

Musician Noah Back will perform throughout the evening. He appeared at the Arts Council’s Annual Meeting several years ago, as well as at Concerts in the Park, St. Paris. He has performed at the Springfield Arts Council’s summer series and at the Pendleton Art Center in Middletown.

His music is fun, energetic and varied. He enjoys making people smile and tap their feet to their favorites. His style is so wide, there is always something for everyone, from classic country to pop, harder rock and classics from the ’40s and ’50s. His infectious enthusiasm is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Videos of his performances can be found on YouTube and on his Facebook page at Noah Back Music.

In addition to the musical entertainment, Jennifer Crews Photography will provide a photo booth for the event, and the featured art exhibit will be the Annual Juried Art Competition.

Admission is $20 for members. Reservations can be made by contacting the Arts Council at 937-653-7557. The reservation deadline is Monday, April 24.

The featured sponsor of this event is The Medicine Shoppe, with additional funding from the P.E. Bline Land Company, Mary L. Pollock, and Steve and Barb Polsley.

This program is also made possible by the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Submitted by the Champaign County Arts Council.