MIVAL hosts inaugural ‘Arts Boost’

The event will support local high school artists and the 2018 MIVAL Scholarship Program.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

MIVAL will host its first ever “ARTS BOOST” event on May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the MIVAL Gallery, located at 2836 78th Ave. SE.

The purpose of the event is to show the work of our 2018 Scholarship Winners, support youth visual artists and build an ongoing foundation of support for the MIVAL scholarship. The event will include catered refreshments. Donations are encouraged, but not required to attend.

MIVAL Scholarship Program provides $2,100 each year to high school seniors who intend to further their study in art. This program, which was founded in the 1960s, has been instrumental in creating artists of the future.

The MIVAL Scholarship Program has helped to set talented young artists on their paths to becoming artists for many years. More than 100 students have received awards given by this important program. Contributions are encouraged, and one hundred percent of any contribution goes directly to an award.

Receiving a Scholarship Award from MIVAL has inspired many students over the years. Betsy Lindsey received a scholarship in 1978 to attend Western Washington and study art.

This set Betsy on her amazing path to becoming an inspiring artist. Betsy later studied at the Art Institute of Seattle and was hired by King TV. Her work at KING TV was recognized and she won an Emmy.

“ARTS BOOST” takes place during the First Thursday Opening at MIVAL Gallery. You will have the opportunity to view scholarship winners’ art, meet the artists and their families along with several MIVAL members who will also be displaying their art. Donations of any amount are encouraged to help support the MIVAL Scholarship program and to ensure its continuation for future generations.

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