"Building our Community Through the Arts"


The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund provides creative outlets in arts, music and artisan crafts in order to create a rich cultural heritage for tomorrow.

We envision a community in which people of all ages have access to their artistic and creative sides. We aim to see kids and adults who are creating a more vibrant community through their shared artistic endeavors. With the aid of local crafts people, artists, and musicians (not to mention the gracious donations of our sponsors and the public), we hope to provide bridges to creative expression with scholarships, internships, festivals, and, eventually, classroom instruction and apprenticeship programs.

We are building our community through the arts….and you are part of our community! Thank you for taking an interest.

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