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3/4/2015 - Support the River Festival During Match Madness

Brad Anderson or Kaye Quinn
Arts and Humanities



Even in the midst of River Festival and Art a la Carte plans, arts lovers can support the long-term goals of Salina Arts & Humanities. Donations to support the Salina Arts & Humanities Foundation Fund and the Smoky Hill River Festival Legacy Fund will be welcome as part of the community-wide Match Madness giving day, scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at Martinelli’s Little Italy at 158 S. Santa Fe. Match Madness runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Martinelli’s or online from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m. on that Tuesday.
Match Madness is an annual event organized by the Greater Salina Community Foundation during which donors can get their gifts matched at up to 50%, up to $2,000 per donor, per organization.
 Whether donors give a little or a lot, each donation counts, says SA&H Director Brad Anderson. “Each gift to our endowment funds makes a difference. The Festival Legacy Fund provides resources to help keep the River Festival affordable and accessible for all. The SA&H Foundation Fund brings in private support to help reduce dependence on public funding and to ensure that the arts remain vibrant and available to all for generations to come.”
Alongside these two endowment funds, the Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum Endowment Fund encourages history lovers to help plan for the Museum’s future. Each year, the Museum serves about 30,000 visitors on-site, around the community and online.
 Museum Director Susan Hawksworth and SA&H Director Brad Anderson feel that increased visibility for the agency’s three endowment funds will remind those who love and appreciate the arts of various giving opportunities. “You don’t have to wait until you buy a River Festival button or provide an event sponsorship to show your support,” says Anderson. “Long-term vision and value of the arts can be demonstrated any day of the year by contributing to these funds.” For more details on how to support the arts during Match Madness on March 10, contact Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 or

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.