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A Virtual Taste of the Arts

Updated: Dec 11, 2020


Thank you for supporting our Facebook Live Virtual Taste of the Arts. Your generosity raised nearly $25,000 for the arts in our community. Cheers!


2020 Sponsors AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE, ANONYMOUS, BEAL, PRATT & PRATT, BLACKMAN ELECTRIC, BLICK ART MATERIALS, BIG RIVER RESOURCES, BRUCE FOOTE CHEVROLET, INC., CLARK & GLASGOW, COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK, COMPEER FINANCIAL, COOK CONSTRUCTION, DJ’S BRAKE & ALIGNMENT, JIM & JAN DEYOUNG, EDWARD JONES – RYAN PAINTER, EDWARD JONES – JASON SPANHOOK, FAR & NEAR TRAVEL, FERG’S PUBLIC HOUSE, G&M DISTRIBUTORS, KRISTYNE GILBERT & DUANE BONIFER, GILBERT & VICKI HENNENFENT, INDEPENDENT REFRIGERATION & HEATING, STAN & KAY JENKS, KELLOGG PRINTING CO., SHARON & LARRY KOSEK, AL KULCZEWSKI, LAND MANAGEMENT PARTNERS LLC, KATHY LOWE-ARTHUR, MAPLE CITY REALTY, MCCLINTOCK LAW, MCDONALD’S, MCGUIRE & DAVIES FUNERAL HOME, MIDWEST BANK, MONMOUTH FARM & HOME REALTY, MTC COMMUNICATIONS, STEVE & RHONDA MURMANN, OFFICE SPECIALISTS, INC., OSF HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, SAINT GEORGE PLUMBING, ADAM SANBERG, SECURITY SAVINGS BANK, CRAIG & CATHY SHEAGREN, LINDA SICKMON, SID & MARTHA SMITH, SMITHFIELD FOODS, SPEARS AND SPEARS, STANTON INSURANCE, STATE FARM – JON FERGUSON, RONALD STOMBAUGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BRIAN THIE, TROMP-AS-WRIT, TURNBULL FUNERAL HOME, MARILYN AND JOHN VAN AUSDALL, SUSAN VAN KIRK, WARREN COUNTY YMCA, RON WHEELER, AND MARK WILLHARDT & KATHRYN ARGENTINE.


2020 Donors LINDA ADAIR , RICH AND CINDY ANKENEY, HANNAH BAKER , KAY BAILEY , SHERRY BAIR, PAT BATES, BRIAN & STEPHANIE BAUGH, TOM & PAM BEST, HARLOW & LILA BLUM, JOE & BECKY CARLSON, KAREN CATES, BARB & DAVID REID CLARK, KEN CRAMER & TRUDI PETERSON, ERIC ENGSTROM, BOB & VERA FORNANDER, TIM FOSTER, DAVE & SUZY GEER, ANNE GIFFEY, DAVID & GENEEN GILLEN, DAVID GUTIERREZ, BECKY HART, SARAH HENDERSON, BOB & MICHELLE HOLSCHUH SIMMONS, DICK & BETSY JOHNSTON, AARON & ROB LANTZ, KATHY LEWIS, STACIA MATTAN, LINDA MCGUIRE, CHAD & AMY MCKENNA, VAL MCMANUS, RUBEN & LOUISE MEDRANO, MICHELLE MERRITT, LYNN MILLER, RENA MILLER, MARY OSBORNE, JOYCE PATTERSON, MARY LEE PATTERSON, MICHELLE & GLEN REYBURN, JEANNE ROBESON & LEW GOULD, BRAD ROWE, LYMAN & SUE SCHAR, CHERRY & DAVID SIMMONS, DONNA SPEARS, PEGGY & GEORGE SPROUT, JIM & RAE ANN STANDARD, PEGGY THOMPSON, JULIE VICKROY, BILL & SANDY WALLACE, CAROLYN WEBER, AND JEANNIE WEBER.


2020 Auction Donors ALFANO'S, ANONYMOUS, ART DEFINED, JAN BRANDT, CARINE BROWN, HARLOW BLUM, BUDDE'S PIZZA & AMERICAN CRAFT BEER BAR, COLUMBIA DECORATING, COUNTY MARKET, LARRY DAVIS, CHRIS DOKOLASA, FAREWAY, MICHAEL GODSIL, GRANNY'S DINNER BELL, B PARLOUR, BAKED, COOKS & CO., DAIRY QUEEN, DETROIT & 9TH, EL DULCE HELADO, GIBSON WOODS GOLF COURSE, HALCOMB OIL, HY-VEE, MEREDITH JOHNSON, LANDMARK CAFE & CREPERIE, MARKET ALLEY WINES, MAUDE SPECKLEBELLY'S, JUDI MINOR, NANCY OSBORNE, PATTON BLOCK GRILL & BREWPUB, PRAIRIE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, THE PRINCESS SHOPPE OF MACOMB, RAINBOW RIDERS, LEO & ALISA RAMER, LORI REED, SAVE A LOT, MARY SCHUYTEMA, CRAIG SHEAGREN, CHERRY SIMMONS, THE CARRIAGE HOUSE, THE PACKINGHOUSE, TIN CUP, JANIS MARS WUNDERLICH AND TROMP-AS-WRIT.



Each year the community looks forward to the Taste of the Arts which supports the efforts of the Buchanan Center for the Arts (BCA). This year's Taste of the Arts will be a virtual event on Saturday, November 14. The theme is a "A Virtual Harvest for the Arts," and I hope you will join me as we show continued support to the Buchanan Center even though we cannot attend in person. Click on the link to bid of some wonderful auction items: https://fb.me/e/1IYJNKovu Be sure to click on the DISCUSSION TAB to view and bid!


The BCA has become a cornerstone of the downtown area of Monmouth and an important presence for the greater communities of Warren, Henderson, and Mercer Counties. The outreach of the BCA continues to grow each and every year with a wide variety of outstanding art shows in the BCA gallery, art lessons and classes for everyone, theater opportunities for all ages, and live musical performances in the popular and beautiful Pattee Plaza.


The BCA sets us apart because of its offerings and the support it gives back to the communities served. Please consider giving your support to the BCA to provide the funds necessary to continue its mission: "To enrich lives and promote enjoyment of the arts by offering opportunities for creative and diverse artistic experiences."

You are a valued supporter of the BCA, and together we can continue, in the virtual days, to provide the resources for the BCA to create artistic, cultural experiences for today, tomorrow, and a healthy future.


Please send your contribution by November 14, 2020 to: Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462 or donate online at bcaarts.org.


Are you ready for the big event on Saturday, November 14!? Are you excited to be entertained by Stacia Mattan, Mary Osborne, and Rae Ann Standard as they toast the arts and auction really great stuff? We're ready and excited too!


And to make the event go smoothly for our virtual guests, BCA board member Mary Osborne has created a short tutorial to show you how to bid during the event. Take it away, Mary! https://youtu.be/h779c_9xQcQ


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Programming at the Buchanan Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.