One of Tim's great gifts to our community was his dedication to the East Lansing Art Festival. Serving 11 years on the board of directors, Tim's love was for art and the artists behind the work. Tim was very fond of the Emerging Artist Program, the Festival's means of enabling up-and-coming artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. Those of us fortunate enough to work with him will always remember with gratitude his enthusiasm, energy, hard work, personal warmth, infectious laugh, generous spirit, and love of the arts. Please join us in honoring his memory with a contribution in his name to the Emerging Artist Program.
Donations will also be accepted by mail: East Lansing Art Festival, c/o Tim Knight For Artists, 410 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823. Please make checks payable to the East Lansing Art Festival.
The East Lansing Art Festival Emerging Artist Program provides fine artists with a first-time opportunity to exhibit their work. Tim was an inspiring force since the program's inception in 2005. Created by then festival coordinator Leslie Donaldson, the program has grown to include not only college grads, but art-makers of every age and background. Its mission: To mentor and provide a venue for artists so that they may grow creatively and be inspired to take their art beyond the festival. Contributions in memory of Tim Knight will directly benefit Emerging Artist. Donations will help support artists in a way that would make Tim proud.