Art's Afire!, the week long celebration of arts and culture on Marco Island was terrific! It culminated in a beautiful evening of celebration and awards. It was a busy time, a wide variety of events happening around town all week. I believe that arts help build community through shared experiences, and last week was a great example as people who might not come together otherwise enjoyed the events.
The Awards all held a requirement for service to community as well as achievement, and it was with great pleasure that I handed an envelope containing the name of the winner to each presenter. Thanks to Ken Stroud, Commissioner Donna Fiala, Keith Dameron, Sandi Johnson and Howard Blankman for presenting the beautiful glass engraved awards.