The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday May 11th at The Deer Head Inn 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. This included some plans to present some new performing art forms designed to enhance the event.
Besides receiving information on what is happening with the festival, many came to become reacquainted with friends they have made over the years. It was good for me to see some of the people whom I’ve come to call my closest of friends 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 June 8th at 7:30pm and The Deer Head Inn and all are welcomed to attend. In the meantime, there will be a fundraising event held at The Willow Tree Inn in Stroudsburg, PA on Friday May 14th beginning at 6pm featuring live jazz with both a silent and live art auction. Please contact COTA at 570-424-2210 for more information.
Website of those mentioned in this article include Celebration of the Arts (COTA) at www.cotajazz.org, The Deer Head Inn at www.deerheadinn.com, The Antoine Dutot Gallery and Museum at www.dutotmuseum.com, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain at www.churchofthemountain.org, and The Willowtree Inn at www.willowtreeinn.biz.