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2/13/2019 - Fundraising Opportunity at 2019 Smoky Hill River Festival

The 43rd annual Smoky Hill River Festival is fast approaching this June! The Artyopolis children's area, a thriving metropolis of arts and entertainment, is looking for Game Street activity sponsors.

Non-profit and community groups looking for new ways to fund-raise are invited to apply to provide one or more unique pay-to-play games for kids to enjoy from Friday through Sunday, June 14-16. For-profit businesses wishing to raise money for a non-profit group or charitable cause also are encouraged to apply by the March 11 deadline. Game Street features colorful, vibrant storefronts that resemble a traditional downtown Main Street, with a splash of color and whimsy.

Each Game Street club or organization is provided a game space, a painted storefront and a shade canopy from which to run its game. Each time the game is played for a small fee, the organization earns money! Game Street is located in a high-traffic section of Artyopolis, on the west side of Festival grounds in Oakdale Park.

Each participating community organization keeps all the money it makes. To find out more about taking part in this fundraising opportunity, please submit an application online at riverfestival.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 11, 2019.

For more information or needed accommodations, please call Susan Eberwien at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 or email at susan.eberwein@salina.org between 8:00 a.m. and noon or 1:00 to 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, the ArtsMatterSalina e-blast and the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211. W Iron Avenue in Salina.