ArtsConnect is no more.
This month, following its annual general meeting, the remaining board members of the regional arts council in the Tri-Cities voted to close the books on the organization.
The decision comes a year before ArtsConnect’s 49th year.
But secretary Bill Atfield told The Tri-City News that he, the acting president/treasurer Sherry Carroll and acting vice president Manfred Kraus want to mark the now-defunct council’s golden anniversary in November 2019 with a celebration such as a picnic “for all those who have supported us as patrons, members and board so that we might sail off into the sunset.”
As of six years ago, the non-profit group had an executive director, Helen Daniels, and hosted various events and activities around the Tri-Cities.