The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) held a meeting to end all meetings for 2010 on Tuesday October 12th at The Deer Head in Delaware Water Gap, PA. Jazz Lovers who have become volunteers throughout the festivals many illustrious years gathered to review and fondly recollect the 33rd Annual Festival which took place September 10th - 12th 2010. The evening provided an opportunity to gain a perspective on the festival in order to fine tune it so the 34th Annual Festival will be even greater. It was also a time to reflect on what new aspects of this year’s festival occurred and well worth instituting into future years as well as exploring dreams of what the festival can become in the coming years which will enhance it even further.
The experience of attending the COTA Volunteer meetings never fail to give one a sense of belonging. The people one meets never simply become colleagues or fellow festival workers, but dear friends whom can be counted on to enhance the meaningful experiences in a life. This atmosphere was felt throughout the evening and it encourages all who attended. 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. Volunteers are needed in several areas and the date and time of their next General Meeting welcoming such individual will be posted on their Website. Please Explore The COTA Website at www.cotajazz.org or Call 570-424-2210 for more information.