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All donations of $25 and above entitle you to the Benefits of Membership associated with your designated level.

Become Part of ARCA’s Donor Family in 2022

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”  At the conclusion of a performance or a Red Brick Gallery exhibit opening, that appreciation of beauty is readily apparent in your smiling faces and expressions of being touched and moved by the experience. Food for the soul is at the heart of ARCA’s mission to present artful offerings to our ARCA family, immediate community and the greater region. 

Your recognition of the importance that this non-profit means in your life was powerfully demonstrated by your continuing financial support and concert attendance during COVID, for which we are deeply grateful.  Your support enabled ARCA to safely present concerts and open the Red Brick Gallery, following guidelines at all times.  In fact, your inspired attendance achieved a record-setting number of sold-out performances in 2021.  Thank you for your trust and faith in our primarily volunteer-driven efforts and for your support that has touched so many lives through ARCA’s concerts, art exhibits and educational programs.

We invite you to be a part of our Donor Family in 2022 and enjoy the benefits of membership associated with your designated level.  Because ticket sales cover only a fraction of the cost of presenting events, ARCA relies on financial support from businesses, foundations, government agencies, and most importantly, individuals like you to make up the difference.

Your gift is greatly appreciated, and helps make ARCA a vibrant contributor to the culture and sense of community in our region. Join your friends and make new friends at ARCA events and take pride in helping sustain music, art, and culture where we all live and work.

Once again your Membership will give you discount pricing for events right here in the Valley that otherwise would only be available in larger cities at higher ticket prices (not to mention travel and parking). But as our ARCA family knows, it’s much more than that. ARCA is a place for you to come with your family and socialize with your friends and make new friends – at concerts, our annual Membership picnic, special donors events and at the very popular Meet the Artist and post-concert receptions at the Red Brick Gallery.

ARCA’S 2022 Season

The 2022 season of concerts and Red Brick Gallery exhibits promises to be the most exciting in ARCA’s history – including the return by popular demand of ARCA favorites and debut performances of exciting nationally known touring artists:

  • Carnival of Souls will open the season on March 12, bringing their joyful mix of traditional Irish flavors to honor St. Patrick’s Day.  The internationally acclaimed ARCA favorite, The Alexander String Quartet, returns on March 27.  Nathan Carterette displays his poetic and dazzling pianistic prowess in Rachmaninoff Preludes and ballet music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet on April 10.

  • Cabaret vocalist Dane Vannatter returns with a quartet of seasoned pros on April 23.  You won’t want to miss Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers on May 6 –  Bluegrass Entertainers of the Year in 2019 and Gospel Group of the year in 2021; The three concert Wurlitzer series begins Sunday, May 22 with Clark Wilson accompanying the 1925 silent comedy film, The Freshman, starring Harold Lloyd as well as playing his own arrangements and Broadway medleys.

  • Three Major Artists perform this Summer:  On June 11, charismatic vocalist and trumpeter Benny Benack III returns with an all-star group of New York session players along with his father, Benny Benack, Jr.  Young Benny III is enjoying an amazing coast-to-coast career.  Making ARCA debuts are the David Mayfield Parade on July 9 with virtuosic bluegrass and joyous showmanship worthy of a vaudeville act, and the multitalented keyboardist Dennis James on July 31 performs on both the Wurlitzer and Lincoln Hall Steinway playing Rhapsody in Blue to his own pre-recorded organ accompaniment – plus he introduces us to the glass armonica!

  • The popular outdoor concert at RiverStone Farm returns on August 14 with the spectacular nine-piece band InTransit  for twilight dancing– when Members attending the concert receive vouchers for free wine, beer and snacks.  Clarion’s own Katherine “Kool Kat” Farnham – internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and pianist and nine-time Global Music Award winner – performs adult contemporary, jazz, Latin jazz and blues on Sept. 17.

  • Fall concerts begin on October 8 with the debut of the virtuosic-crossover violin-cello-piano trio TAKE3 – Classical virtuosos with rock star charisma. The fabulous Fast Track Veteran Star-Studded Bluegrass band returns on October 22, Katherine Soroka and Friends perform a classical cabaret Shall We Gather at the River on November 6 and David Allen Wehr offers an all-Chopin performance on November 20.  December brings back Carnival of Souls in a “Celtic Christmas” on December 4 and David Wickerham performs his beloved Wurlitzer Christmas concert on December 11.

  • Donna Edmonds, Red Brick Gallery Artistic Director, and Jason Floyd Lewis, Curator, promise another enticing year of special exhibits by guest artists and the introduction of five new Cooperative Artist members bringing exciting new art & merchandise!  Remember the RBG Gift Shop for those special gifts for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

This year the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop promises another enticing year of exhibits by both visiting artists and ARCA’s award-winning resident cooperative artists members.

Current members of the Red Brick Gallery Artist Cooperative for 2022 are Cheri Lee Anderton-Yarnell, Kim Bissett, Jeffrey Calta, Mark DeWalt, Donna Edmonds, Blanche Hall, Angela Taylor Hardwick, Andy Johnson, Dr. John Karian, Dennis Keyes, Jason Floyd Lewis, Karen Mortland, Nissa Rappoport, Rachel Q. Stine, Linda Thompson, and Cathy & Jack Trzeciak.

The Red Brick is located at 17 Main Street in “downtown” Foxburg.  The Red Brick Gallery & Gift Shop Hours during 2022 are Fridays, 1:00 to 6:00 PM; Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 7 PM and Sundays, 12:00 PM to 5 PM.

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Here is a list of concerts in the 2022 Season:

We invite you to join us and become part of our Donor Family – and become an ARCA Member with a gift of $25 or more.  Your membership gift or major donation opens the door to a full year of benefits. Included are ARCA ticket discounts, discounts at Foxburg restaurants and shops, “A Taste of Foxburg”, invitations to special membership events and the ability to mingle with performers and artists at receptions.

Members receive notification of events by email, mail and/or phone.  A formal acknowledgement of your gift will appear in ARCA publications. Contributions above a base $25 membership may have tax advantages and we will acknowledge your deductible gift in writing.

We thank you in advance for your donation in support of ARCA’s 2022 season – and for attending concerts, viewing exhibits at the Red Brick Gallery, and inviting friends to join you in our patronage. Your gift will help students, families and music and art lovers experience the cultural jewel of the region and the charm of the cultural destination of Foxburg and Emlenton as they discover “Glorious Music and Art in the Beautiful Allegheny River Valley.”