What does this historical beach resort, frequented by African Americans from the 1930’s until the 1970’s, have to do with the arts? No longer standing, the Rosedale Beach Hotel showcased the music of the great African American jazz, blues, R&B and soul artists. This September, Mispillion Art League will celebrate its history at the dinner theater event “Rosedale Revisited”, and the proceeds from this will help support fine arts programs for the community. This will be an evening of cocktails, silent auction, social time, dinner, music, dancing and a special program for remembering when.
The Mispillion Art League has been proudly serving the community for eleven years. You might know about the free Third Thursday arts presentations and affordable educational programs (and scholarships) for area adults and youth. But did you know that the Art League also serves the needs of the surrounding area by offering art workshops for the People’s Place Women’s Shelter, the William Marion Stevenson House Detention Center, the Salvation Army Developmental Disabilities Program and soon the Home of the Brave Shelter for Veterans? An art league unlike any other!