Vote for Galva

Nov 1, 2017

from a; previous concert in Wiley Park in Galva, Illinois
Credit Galva Arts Council

"Vote early and vote often" could be the slogan this month for the Galva Arts Council. If it receives enough votes online, it could win a grant from a national foundation that would help pay for a summer music series next year.

One of the organizers of the campaign for Galva is John Taylor, actually a resident of Cambridge, who's been putting on concerts at his house for several years.

"The goal is to bring in artists from all over. A lot of that will depend on funding - the amount we can raise through sponsorships and through partnerships and things like that, but then also through grants."

Taylor says there will be a 10-week series next summer, but winning a 25,000 dollar grant from the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation would help bring in more, and bigger acts.

"It really bring people together and it doesn't matter how old you are, how much money you make, what color your skin is - none of those things matter when it comes to music. Young and old can emjoy the music just the same."

Online public voting for the Levitt Foundation grants began Wednesday and continues through November 20th - 15 winners will be announced in January. 

The address to vote is levitt amp dot org (http://levittamp.org).