News (Fort McMurray): Affair for the Arts raises $92,000 for Keyano Theatre

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News (Fort McMurray): Affair for the Arts raises $92,000 for Keyano Theatre

AffairfortheArtsThe Affair for the Arts fundraiser is an annual theatre event aimed at raising funds to assist Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre in its commitment to building a vibrant arts and cultural community in Wood Buffalo.

This year’s event was held Saturday, April 6th, and raised over $92,000. These funds will go towards building on dynamic growth in local participation on and off stage, increased attendance, and world-class and diverse programming that reflects the unique make-up of our community.

Headlined by Canadian television icon, comedian and political commentator Rick Mercer, The Affair for the Arts celebrated Keyano’s 33 years of contribution to the Wood Buffalo arts scene and commitment to delivering world-class entertainment.

“Keyano Theatre is committed to producing top quality, memorable theatrical productions and presenting a wide variety of exceptional performing artists,” said Alan Roberts, theatre director, in a release. “Revenue from ticket sales just isn’t enough to sustain the venue. As the cultural cornerstone of our community, it takes the support received through events such as the Affair for the Arts to enable us to offer affordable access to the arts.”

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