2020 Yearend Appeal: Maggie Edwards Bowers, Board Member, shares how Arrowmont has been a part of her family traditions and why she supports the School

“I know it’s been a tough year for many, and for all of us, in one way or another. One of the things Arrowmont does best, and I’ve seen firsthand, is they give people an outlet…whether it’s an outlet to enjoy the community, or an outlet through art and taking a class, or whether it’s just an outlet to come and enjoy art; I think we’re desperate for those human connections and those outlets after a year like 2020.”

Maggie Edwards Bowers is a new Arrowmont Board member, but has been a lifelong member of the Arrowmont community. Born and raised in the Smoky Mountains, Maggie grew up attending Arrowmont kids classes and her home is full of the pieces created by her grandmother, great aunt, and numerous family members.

In this video, Maggie shares some of the reasons why Arrowmont is so important to her, and to the community of Gatlinburg and Sevier County. She encourages you to join her as a Friend of Arrowmont. Maggie says,

“I would just encourage everyone if they have any excess that they can give, anything small or large, to look at Arrowmont and consider them. It’s a school that’s really doing wonderful things and providing such a service that’s needed, especially at this time in history.”

Arrowmont’s annual giving fund, Friends of Arrowmont, contributes over $600,000 annually in scholarships to some of the most vulnerable communities – teachers, veterans, artists and aspiring artists, and to members of the East Tennessee community. Every gift to Friends of Arrowmont is valued, and important.

Please give a gift to Arrowmont this year – you can donate online by clicking here now.

Contact Brittany Dies at bdies@arrowmont.org to discuss more giving options to the annual fund. Thank you for your support of Arrowmont.

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