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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Art-A-Whirl By The Numbers

Attendees at the Art-A-Whirl 2014 Silent Auction Preview Party

Art-A-Whirl is upon us! Ever wondered what goes into pulling off the event?

Here's some numbers on the who's and what's that make Art-A-Whirl so successful:

30,000 directories printed, which provide information about artists/studios year-round

6,000+ pieces of art for sale, with 10 pieces minimum per artist

2,500 FREE Metro Transit rides 

600 registered NEMAA artists, almost all of whom will show during Art-A-Whirl

400+ open studios (200 alone in the Northrup King Building)

140 volunteers covering the Silent Auction fundraiser and activities before, during and after Art-A-Whirl (including 2 seriously committed volunteers: the Artist Directory & Guide Distribution Volunteer and the On-Call Art-A-Whirl Volunteer)

139 silent auction artworks, with 35 additional items from local businesses (restaurants, etc)

81 business members supporting the work of NEMAA and Art-A-Whirl

60 locations where art will be shown ( with many more "unofficial" locations and artists)

11 board members contributing their time, work, energy, and vision

3 interns (Volunteer Coordinator, Silent Auction Coordinator, and Auction Installation Intern)

2 free trolleys running all weekend

1 Full-Time Staffer (The Executive Director)

1 Part-Time Staffer (The Office Assistant & Development Associate)

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