Ever wanted your picture taken beside a dumpster? Many visitors to the Boulder City Airport do just that. It is a very special dumpster, one which features a painting of the Grand Canyon done by artist David Hancock. This is one example of the projects sponsored by Friends of the Arts (FOTA).
They hope to expand the dumpster painting project to the downtown area and have acquired permission to offer some of the fire plugs around town for artists to paint as well.
The membership of FOTA is comprised of people who appreciate and admire the various avenues of artistic expression and their goal is to make people more aware of all the Arts in Boulder City.
One of the larger projects being undertaken by the group is the free concerts given in the outdoor amphitheater next to the library during the warmer months of the year. Included in this project is the “Boulder City’s Got Talent” performance program. Auditions are by appointment, according to Christy Springate-Hill, Vice President of FOTA. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office for talented individuals living in Boulder City who may wish to participate. The program will take place May 11th.
FOTA is especially interested in offering young people opportunities to become involved in the Arts. They actively support Boulder City High School theater, band and orchestra productions. Every year they purchase a row of seats to be donated to a senior citizens’ group so they may watch the presentations. They also support the Dam Short Film Festival held every February.
The upkeep of Reflections Park is another of their projects, and they have been responsible for overseeing the cleaning of the “Old Town” statues by the high school football team and cheerleading squads.
FOTA is a very active, community-minded group and they welcome anyone interested in helping promote the Arts in our community to join their activities. More information may be obtained through the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce Offices or by contacting Carla Morgan, President of the group, at (702) 292-4411.