In celebration of Milford Arts Council’s recent state funding for capital improvements and signage with a program known as “Good to Great,” the council is taking something “good” (small works of art) and doing something “great,” raising money for art programing at the Boys & Girls Club of Milford.
On Thursday, June 16, from 5:30- 7:30 pm, the Milford Arts Council will host a benefit reception and art auction of donated artworks by area artists. The reception will take place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.

Each artwork is 4 by 6 inches in size and the starting bid will be $10 with additional bidding in $1 increments. There are more than 130 pieces of art that are on display now through June 16.

The Boys & Girls Club of Milford is a safe place to learn and grow — and it provides a great resource for parents and children here in Milford.

The Boys & Girls Club of Milford is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based, employs two paid professional staff members, supplemented by several part-time employees, and many volunteers.

Every year the Milford Arts Council presents community theatre, live music concerts with international, regional and local talent, exhibitions, classes, workshops, films and lectures. Additionally, the council partners with other non-profits for events highlighting their missions and messages to share with the public in an open environment for greater exposure. The Milford Arts Council offers support to students through mini-grants, a yearly scholarship through the Chamber of Commerce and mentorship to further artistic exposure, experience and education. The Milford Arts Council works hard on developing relationships with local businesses for sponsorship and investments, guaranteeing the organization’s continued success and helping to keep ticket prices affordable for patrons.

For details or further information visit www.milfordarts.org or call the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.