ArtsWave, formerly Fine Arts Fund, bucked the recession, the introduction of its new name and the expansion of its mission to meet the 2011 campaign's goal of $11 million, Edgar L. Smith Jr., campaign chairman and CEO of World Pac Paper, LLC. announced April 27. (Read my recent story on ArtsWave here.)
The campaign attracted more than 6700 new donors and brought art to places it hadn't been before, with surprise events and an increased number of Sampler weekends. The goal, the same as that of 2010, will give broader support to arts organization throughout the region.