Why I’m Supporting the Annapolis Fringe Festival 2014

As the executive director of a small arts nonprofit, you might wonder why I am supporting the Annapolis Fringe Festival. It’s because I want MFA to grow.

MFA is not involved in the Fringe Festival – although some of our artists are. But the more art plays a role in Annapolis, the more opportunities there are for art and artists in our community.

If a rising tide raises all boats, then the more art there is in Annapolis, the more opportunities there are for all arts organizations. It’s not like slicing a pie, it’s more about lighting someone else’s candle.

Art builds bridges to new ideas and perceptions. And it starts conversations that strengthen our community. So, I’m supporting the Fringe Festival – just as I support the myriad of arts opportunities in Annapolis and, in return, I hope that organizers of other arts groups will support MFA. Because together we can all create a vibrant community full of opportunity.

— Joann Vaughan, MFA Executive Director



Inspired by the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Annapolis Fringe Festival  is a low-cost, wildly fun one-day event of uncensored live performances by artists who push the boundaries.  From 4 p.m. to midnight on October 4, from Church Circle to Westgate Circle you’ll see an eclectic mix of music, dance, art, and theater.  Mark your calendar for this very fun event!

For as little as $5, you can help make the fourth Annapolis Fringe Festival the best to date.  Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/246201489/annapolis-fringe-festival-2014 to pledge your donation. You can also visit http://www.annapolisfringefestival.com to get full details on the event or to purchase the 2014 buttons or merchandise.



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