Well, we did it! It was a truly great event and a celebration of a resilient community spirit through art. It was one of the first live events in the city as the beginning of the cautious re-opening. It was a beginning of our joint recovery especially for the communities that were hit hardest by the crisis.
Huge appreciation and gratitude to the Carson Mayor and Members of the City Council for issuing a city certificates to the winners. Thank you to CCM Cedric Hicks and MPT Jim Dear for coming in person, presenting the certificates on behalf of the council and making the event even more special. Importantly, it had shown the weary and long-straggling "Scottsdale" residents that the city is there for them and ready to help.
It was amazing to see the excitement of the show participants to see their works hung, each receiving the Certificate of Contribution from Artward Initiative, presented by the "Scottsdale" Board President and Artward Initiative Board Member Sadie Dix and then the winners receiving their Certificates of Appreciation by the City Council and beautifully packaged Amazon Gift Certificates from Artward Initiative. It was topped off by the pizza for kids and parents. It was a very special evening.