The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) held their bi monthly meeting on Tuesday August 10th at The Deer Head in Delaware Water Gap, PA for those who would like to help plan their 33rd Annual Festival. The meeting was informative as the board of directors shared how the festival is progressing thus far with those who attended. One of the main topics was an exploration of the changing financial needs of the media who has covered the festival in the past and how COTA can adapt to such changes. These new approaches may include inviting other nontraditional media outlets such as Internet Broadcasters to cover the festival.
Besides receiving information on what is happening with the festival, many came to become reacquainted with friends they have made over the years. The meetings also serve as opportunities to meet new people the COTA spirit attracts and add them to the long list of friends. It was good for me to see some of the people whom I’ve come to call my closest of friends as well as those who came to the meetings for the very first time as we shared the love we have for the festival and the arts it supports. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society COTA Meetings 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Jazz and Arts Festival is held in Delaware Water Gap, PA over a three day period in September on the weekend after Labor Day. It consists of Friday evening events of an Artists’ Reception at The Antoine Dutot Gallery and Museum featuring artists participating in their juried “Music Motif” exhibition and presentations at The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain presenting theater, dance, classical music, and other forms of performing arts. The following Saturday and Sunday features Jazz performed by world class musicians and singers along with numerous booths filled with artist and artisans to be visited throughout the day.
The next meeting to help plan The 33rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Jazz and Arts Festival will take place Tuesday August 24th at 7:30pm at The Deer Head Inn located in Delaware Water Gap, PA. All are welcomed to attend. Please Explore The COTA Website at www.cotajazz.org or Call 570-424-2210 for more information.