Art & Soul: A Benefit Concert for the After School Arts Program

Sunday, July 17th at Ritual Café

Downtown on 13th between Grand & Locust

ASAP, the After School Arts Program, is a multi-disciplinary arts enrichment program for 3rd–5th graders in the Mid City area of Des Moines. Since 2007, ASAP has connected more than 700 students with teaching artists in studios ranging from painting, ceramics, and photography to poetry, playwriting, drumming, dance, handbell choir, and much more. ASAP is making a positive difference in Mid City kids’ lives and, by extension, in the community, but we need help to keep the program running.

ASAP costs about $180 per child per 7-week session, including art supplies and equipment, quality instruction, volunteer training, administrative leadership, round-trip transportation, insurance, healthy snacks, and a closing reception. ASAP families are asked to contribute $5 of that amount each session, as a commitment fee. ASAP makes up the rest through grants and donations.

Please join us for a benefit concert Sunday evening, July 17, at Ritual Cafe, featuring local performers and information about ASAP. Bring your checkbook or credit card, and enjoy an evening of local music!

5:30 p.m.Doors open.
6:00 p.m.Rob Lumbard
6:45 p.m.Asphalt & Stained Glass
with Hurley & Dancers
7:30 p.m.Brian Joens, singer/songwriter
8:15 p.m.Java Jews, klezmer/jazz band

Ritual offers coffee, soft drinks, beer, and wine.

If you cannot join us that evening, please consider a donation.

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