Fall in Love with the Arts2

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Toronto, ON – November 12, 2013. CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario), Neighbourhood Arts Network, Community Cultural Impresarios Network and COBA (Collective of Black Artists) are hosting the fourth annual Fall in Love with the Arts “Speed dating” for the arts event at the beautiful Artscape Lounge at Daniels Spectrum on Saturday December 7th, between 2:00-5:00pm. More than 20 culturally diverse arts organizations are expected to participate in this fun and flirty annual event to find volunteers, supporters and to network with the public. This event offers entertainment, mouthwatering food and lots of incredible door prizes. Admission is FREE with the completion of a short preliminary questionnaire.

“I attended Fall in Love with the Arts last year for the first time. I had a really wonderful time and I learned so much about the diversity of our city and about the amazing arts and cultural organizations it incubates. We even won tickets to a performance by COBA (Collective of Black Artists), which was great! I’ll definitely be going again this year.” said Khel Baldeo (an attendee).

Last year’s Fall in Love with the Arts event was also held at Daniels Spectrum and attracted over 60 would-be volunteers and attendees from arts organizations. One dozen organizations from the arts community participated. Attendees were given an opportunity to have a 3 minute “date” with each of the participating culturally diverse arts organizations in the hopes of striking up a close working relationship.

“We think it’s very important to help connect people with these nonprofit arts organizations because these organizations build bridges amongst communities and cultures” said Anita Agrawal, the organizer for Fall in Love with the Arts. “By creating an opportunity to connect the public directly to organizations, helps potential patrons and volunteers to see how they can get involved in the arts using skills or expertise they already possess. So much behind the scenes work needs to be done in order to produce great art and volunteers in any capacity are critical to that process. Volunteering in the arts is such a rewarding and enriching experience for both skills development and personal growth.

This year promises to be the best Fall in Love with the Arts event ever due to the number and diversity of organizations participating! For more information about how you can get involved contact Anita Agrawal by email: anita@bbjw.com To RSVP for Fall in Love with the Arts, visit http://fallinlovewiththearts2.eventbrite.com or contact Anita, above.