The City of Kettering’s Arts Council (KAC) is promoting two arts-related events in October to encourage residence to appreciate and attend the arts. A proclamation for the month-long National Arts and Humanities Month was issued by Kettering Mayor Don Patterson at the September 24th Kettering City Council Meeting.
Mike Beerbower, KAC President, announced at the meeting plans for the first “Bike the Arts” event on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Arts Center, 2655 Olson Drive.
“This 10-mile guided bike tour will offer brief explanations as riders make stops at art installations throughout Kettering including Delco Park, Wenzler Park, Lincoln Park Commons, Kettering Government Center and Indian Riffle Park,” said Beerbower. “The tour will also visit art-related businesses including SPARK Art Studio, We Care Arts, Town & Country Shopping Center and the School of Advertising Arts.”
Cyclists will be treated to refreshments and restroom breaks at various locations and participate in free bicycle safety giveaways from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Pedal Pals bicycle program. Items include bike pumps, reflector lights, seat covers, backpacks and first aid kits.
More information and bike route maps are available at Rosewood at 296-0294 or [email protected]
The KAC is also partnering with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance by inviting Kettering residents to attend select performances of Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic performances during the 2013-2014 Signature Season for only $12 per ticket.
The $12 ticket offer is for the October 24-27 performances of Dayton Ballet’s A Range of Motion at the Victoria Theatre; the Dayton Philharmonic’s The Art of Transformation on January 9 and 11, 2014 and Michael Gandolfi and His Garden of Sound on January 10, 2014, both at the Schuster Center; and Dayton Opera’s Hansel and Gretel on February 23, 2014, at the Schuster Center.
This special pricing, a regular $35 to $36 value, is for households within Kettering zip codes and are on sale at www.daytonperformingarts.org or at Ticket Center Stage 228-3630.
The KAC, in partnership and collaboration with the community, strives to provide access to the arts for all ages, encourage a passion for the arts, and promote art appreciation and education. Established in 1967, the Kettering Arts Council is a 15-member citizen advisory committee overseen by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department.