ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The recent Masonic temple fire not only destroyed relics from the past but devastated present day small businesses that considered the structure their home.
Area organizations will be partnering to produce a day long benefit to help the displaced tenants.
Serenity Health and Holistic President Melissa Marie gave us a brief description of this Saturday’s ‘A Day of the Arts’ event at the Secrest Auditorium.
“We open the doors to the public at 9 a.m. and they can head down to the basement of Secrest Auditorium where there will be vendors of all sorts set up and you’re free to shop, you’re free to just look around. And then we have a variety show of local entertainment, singers, dancers, an amazing lineup and that starts at 11 a.m. and that will run through 1 p.m.,” Marie said.
Marie also noted that there will be a silent auction held as well.
Local Community Organizer and Event Coordinator Paul Quinn talked about the afternoon events that will take place on the stage.
“We have 17 bands playing from 2 to 11 p.m. and really it’s a who’s who of Zanesville musicians and bands,” Quinn said. “I had way more musicians offering to play than we could even accommodate on Saturday, but we have 17 acts on Saturday and I have another 17 who volunteered to play. So we’re envisioning some subsequent events, I know The Barn and Urban Comforts have expressed interest in hosting some events. So we may have events going all year long.”
Marie expressed her gratitude toward the outpouring of community support.
“We’ve had a ton of community support, like we were overwhelmed with phone calls and emails, just from everybody. It didn’t seem to matter if the businesses or the people were involved with the arts. It’s just the community of Zanesville is really coming together,” Marie said.
“People have been so great about volunteering. C A House is volunteering to provide equipment for the show Saturday,” Quinn added. “Brandon Middleton, Kelly Ray, Andy Leveck, all these musicians who’ve come out to help organize it, plus all the musicians who are playing. It speaks volumes about the community”
A Day of the Arts will take place this Saturday at Secrest Auditorium and all-day passes can be purchased online, or at the Barn.
For further details, you can call Melissa at (740) 408-0916, Paul at (740) 891-8693, or visit https://facebook.com/events/s/a-day-of-the-arts/1850803085309491/https://facebook.com/events/s/a-day-of-the-arts/1850803085309491/