President’s Message

EXCITING NEWS! Durango Friends Of The Arts celebrates our 25th ANNIVERSARY!!! 2016 has brought with it a surge of energy from our many wonderful members. Durango Friends Of The Arts, being an all-volunteer organization, is off and running with fabulous fundraising events planned and some that have already happened! These events raise funds for our 2017 Grants’ fund, for which applications will be accepted early this fall.

We are proud this year to be a participant in the Arts & Economics Prosperity Study V, conducted every four years, by the Americas for the Arts. This is the Fifth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and culture industry, and ultimately provides quantifiable economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.

I personally want to thank each DFA member for their membership and continued support! It takes each one of you to make Durango Friends Of The Arts successful, to continue our mission to raise awareness, promote cultural diversity and to award grant monies we raise to a variety of artists and art-related programs in our area.

My Sincere Thank You,
Tina Marie Trump

Upcoming Meetings

WHAT: General Members’ Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, note special date
TIME: 10:00AM Social, 10:30 Meeting
WHERE: Fort Lewis College
PROGRAM: Scene from A Few Good
Thingamagig Theatre Company

Hope to see you all there
Tina Marie Trump, President, Durango Friends of the Arts


What: Board of Directors’ Meeting, open meeting
When: June 9, 2016, 1-3PM
Where: Season’s Restaurant


WHAT: General Members’ Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2016,
TIME: 10AM Social/10:30 Meeting/Potluck Luncheon to follow
WHERE: Marjie Wilson’s home, 656 Jack Rabbit Trail
PROGRAM: TBA


What: Board of Directors’ Meeting, open meeting
When: August 11, 2016, 1-3PM
Where: Season’s Restaurant


WHAT: GENERAL MEMBERS’ MEETING
WHEN: September 8, 2016
TIME: 5:30PM Buffet Dinner (optional), 7PM Meeting
WHERE: Strater Hotel
PROGRAM: Grant Recipients’ Reception


What: Board of Directors’s Meeting, open meeting
When: October 20, 2016, 1-3PM
Where: Season’s Restaurant


WHAT: GENERAL MEMBERS’ MEETING
WHEN: November 10
DETAILS: TBA