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New Glasgow's Art At Night holding trivia fundraiser for 2017 event

NEW GLASGOW - Art At Night is still months away, but organizers have decided to get a jumpstart on fundraising.

The annual art festival in downtown New Glasgow is holding a trivia night tomorrow night in order to gather some funds for their 2017 event.

“We just thought in the past we’ve had to apply to a lot of grants, and we’re still planning on doing that, but we realize there’s a lot of community support and I think that this is a great opportunity for us to give back to some of those people who have been supporting us as well,” said event coordinator Jillian Hennick.

She noted that Pulse Pictou County, which is a group that aims to form a community among young working people in the county and often holds trivia nights, has loaned them their trivia master, Greg Hayward, for the evening.

Hennick and Ian Grant, who is also an event coordinator for Art At Night, said they don’t have a particular monetary goal in mind, adding that they haven’t done much fundraising for the one-night festival in the past.

“Any amount is a good amount,” said Hennick.

Grant said Art At Night, now in its sixth year, has grown every time in terms of artists and patrons and fundraising helps them to continue that trend and pay for new ideas.

He also said submissions for the event in May will be opening earlier this year and for artists to watch their Facebook and Twitter pages for information on how to apply starting in December or January.

Trivia Night will take place beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday at The Commune in New Glasgow.

At a glance

What: Trivia Night Fundraiser for Art At Night

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Commune, 113 Archimedes Street, New Glasgow

How much: $5 cover, further donations accepted

Hosted by: Greg Hayward

For more info: facebook.com/newglasgowsartatnight

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