The Alabaster Arts Council regrettably announces today the cancellation of Alabaster CityFest 2020, which was to be held on June 6 on the grounds of Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama.
While this cancellation is something our team couldn’t have imagined even a few weeks ago, the COVID-19 health crisis has affected our community since with school closure, business suspensions and cancellations of spring and some summer events and sports at the school and city level. Though our June 6 date is outside the current Federal guidance for social distancing, much planning and promotion is required in intervening weeks to make CityFest the success it has been traditionally. The current restrictive climate and media landscape simply do not afford those opportunities.
The Alabaster Arts Council has long been committed to producing a festival that is successful for both our community and our sponsors. The Council believes the best path to success for the festival is to redirect our energies to planning for Alabaster CityFest 2021.
To our sponsors, vendors and partners, we are grateful for your continued commitment to the Alabaster Arts Council and Alabaster CityFest, and look forward to working with you all again for the festival in 2021, as well as other events and programs throughout the remainder of the year that are made possible by your support.
For our community and for those looking forward to this event, we ask that:
- you continue to support our sponsors in this difficult time.
- you pursue opportunities to explore the arts with your families while practicing social distancing; see our website for ideas at http://alabastercityfest.com/stayathomeshows.
- you make plans now to join us for what will certainly be a better-than-ever CityFest on June 5, 2021.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 3, 2020
Press Contact: Jamie Cole, Alabaster Arts Council / firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Alabaster Arts Council
The Alabaster Arts Council, officially incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 organization in 2007, is made up of a group of local volunteers whose mission is to advance and enrich the quality of life in the Alabaster community through the arts and art education.