The Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society
The Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society (DFAHS) is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3), that has the goal of promoting the arts and history of the Georgetown area. In 2015 the Art on the Divide Cooperative and DFAHS merged as both groups had the same goal to make the arts on the Divide thrive. DFAHS is also responsible for the creation of the "Walking Tour of Georgetown" that is a fee handout available at the Gallery and other establishments in Georgetown. DFAHS and the AODC also provide annual scholarships to graduates of Golden Sierra High School who plan to pursue a college major or minor in the visual or performing arts. In the past, funds for the scholarship came from a fall sale of daffodil bulbs but we are currently relying on membership dues, donations and the sale of Christmas ornaments and arrangements during the holiday season. During past daffodil drives, many of the daffodil bulbs donated to DFAHS were planted to brighten the hills and byways of the Divide and are still visible each spring.
In addition to the grant program DFAHS and the AODC are currently restoring and making improvements to the historical rose garden behind the gallery. New walkways and patios have been installed to make viewing of the garden easier and we are working toward identifying and labeling all the roses. The "garden" has hosted many gatherings including art workshops, chamber of commerce functions and of course our Anniversary Garden Party in June.
If you are interested in being a member of the Divide Friends of the Arts & Historical Society and want to help us in making the arts thrive on the Divide our annual membership fee is quite modest and we are grateful for any donation to help with our community service oriented goals. We usually conduct a membership drive in the month of March but you can become a member at any time.
At one time the gallery building housed our local library for quite a few years. A recent photo of the gallery taken by one of our artists inspired a rememberance of that time and the ever so lovely librarian that ran the library at that time, Mary Helen Murphy. Read More
Heritage Rose Pruning Workshop....SUCCESS
Master Gardener, Mary Hobblit, led a Rose Pruning Workshop on Friday, March 29th, 2019. We are so thankful for her guidance and expertise in helping us to properly prune the heritage roses that grace the "Gallery Garden". Watch for a grand display of blooms around Mother's Day. If you haven't visited before, the garden is directly behind the gallery.
With the help of 24 community members, many of them rose experts as well, the one hundred roses in our historic rose garden have been pruned for the season. THANK YOU
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Congratulations 2019 ART Scholarship awardees,
Chloe Edington, Briston Widmann and Madelyn Sullivan
Chloe will attend Butte College for two years and then on to San Francisco to study art. Her interest is in photography, drawing and painting.
Briston will attend Oregon State and major in audio engineering/music. His love is music with an interest in creating his own. He currently plays in a band, creates sound tracks and plays a variety of instruments.
Madelyn plans to attend UCLA with a major in Theater. She is interested in set design, costume design, directing and psychology.
Your support of our scholarship fund is greatly appreciated