Lake County CA has been hit hard by terrible fires. Over 50% of our County has been burned! Though we are still a vibrant beautiful community, the Lake County Rural Arts Initiative, a non-profit organization, is raising money to support our Fire Departments whose resources have been depleted fighting these deadly fires.
With your tax deductible donation you will receive a print of the original painting “ONLY THE BRAVE” by local artist, Ben vanSteenburgh. This painting pays homage to the courage of the men and women who stand against the raging fires (is also now a mural on our local fire station).
Many people who donate and receive the print of “ONLY THE BRAVE”, are giving them to their local fire stations. “We believe it is a tangible way to show our gratitude and honor their bravery” says Shelley Mincer from Pennsylvania
To fulfill our mission, the Rural Arts Initiative has researched best practices and chosen the most impactful projects that can work together to provide the drivers needed for success:
Though there are two “tracks”, Arts in School (children) and Arts Destination (economy), all the pieces are intended to work together to support current & future success for our County.