Walker County Schools raising funds for the arts

Contributed photo by Walker County Schools / Sophy Tinklepaugh, Zell Coker (back) and Ellie Mae Jones (front), from left, perform at Naomi Elementary School in LaFayette. Artist Susan Cofer is matching funds donated to support the arts at Walker County Schools up to $10,000, and $16,000 has been raised so far including matching funds. Engaging in the arts almost always involves some sort of hands-on or in-person activity — which makes art education especially difficult for schools during a pandemic.

Local arts supporters are working to make teaching the arts a little easier in Walker County schools by raising funds to purchase art supplies for each student, keeping them from having to share and potentially spread or contract the coronavirus .

To do that, they need to raise $12,000, according to a news release.

Atlanta-based artist Susan Cofer, who has owned a home in Walker County since 1973, is matching every […]

Source: www.timesfreepress.com

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