By Jenna Dennison
The Blaine Fine Arts Association (BFAA) is hosting the 19th annual Arts and Jazz event this weekend. The event supports the Blaine school district’s art, band, choir and drama programs.
“This is our chance to tell people what’s happening in our programs,” said Dorita Gray, speaking on behalf of BFAA. “We’re celebrating what’s happening in the Blaine arts program.” Gray has been working with the BFAA for 35 years, and stresses the importance of arts in students’ education as well as the learning opportunities an education in the arts provides.
This year’s event features a silent auction, with 100 percent of the funds raised going towards art scholarships and other extracurricular art events for Blaine students.
Included in this year’s auction are two sets of four front row tickets to the 2016 Blaine High School graduation ceremony, a custom Seahawks fire pit donated by Tom Erickson and a crab fishing trip hosted by Joseph Imperio.
Arts and Jazz will also include performances from the Blaine High School Jazz Band, along with the Blaine High School choir. Alumni of Blaine’s jazz program will join the jazz band for this special performance.
Arts and Jazz will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the Blaine schools cafeteria. Admission is $5 at the door.