Colorfest sets its annual arts fundraiser event

Colorfest will hold its annual event, Night Out With The Arts (NOWTA), on May 10 at the New Bern Golf & Country Club.

Attendees will be introduced to the Colorfest Team, sponsors, and learn more about the things that Colorfest aspires to do in the community. The event will also feature live music by Songstress Rasheeda Waddell and Band, comedy, art exhibition from local artist, live painting and an art auction. All proceeds raised go towards paints, supplies, art scholarships and to the community Colorfest serves. Dinner will also be served.

Those who wish to become a sponsor can call 404-725-3053 or email colorfestinnewbern@gmail.com by March 20.

EVENT INFORMATION:

  • Night Out With The Arts
    • Date: May 10, 2019
    • Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. Show is 8-11 p.m.
    • Location: New Bern Golf & Country Club, 4301 Country Club Road, New Bern
    • Cost: $30 General Admission (include entertainment, meal and one complementary raffle ticket)
    • On the web: www.colorfestinc.org

Since 2011, founder, Derrick Bryant has come back to his hometown and helped beautify the area by painting murals downtown on Queen Street in 2011 and 2016. He’s developed an event/program for youth to tackle problems and have fun at the same time.

Colorfest is an event for youth of all ages to come out and take part in helping to beautify the city of New Bern. Future Colorfest projects are being planned to reach the communities in Eastern North Carolina and Georgia.

A main focus of the Colorfest Team is to break chains in impoverished communities. It sees the arts as a way to give young artist positive ways to channel their creative energy and talents.

“For many years we have seen the decline of funding in schools for art based programs, causing children to lose access to curriculum that would otherwise enhance and nurture the creative process,” Bryant said in a news release.

Colorfest Inc. active sponsors 2018-19 include Walmart, American Airlines, Kiss 102, Baker’s Kitchen, Bern Investment Group,The Tiny Tornado, and B.L.U.U.

March 12th, 2019 by
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