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Fall Equinox Festival and Carnegie Painted IV
Several Carnegie businesses have agreed to donate
proceeds from their Fall Equinox Festival Sept. 17-19 to a Community Challenge
benefiting The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall fundraising campaign.
Events planned by Third Street Yoga and the 3rd Street
Art Gallery -- include meditation, yoga, Pilates, Singing Bowl Chakra meditation,
holographic re-patterning, feng shui, sound and mudra healing, reiki healing
and use of essential oils.
"The Equinox Festival celebrates how important balance
is in our lives. We can help make people aware of the through our open house
showcasing a diverse sampling of wellness, healing and spiritual arts for novices
and experienced practitioners alike," state Third Street Yoga owner Joanne
VandenHengel. "And balance includes being part of a community. We're reaching
up to help our neighbor on the hill."
Thirds Street Yoga's Fall Equinox Festival activities
are free and open to the public. Offerings will be donated to the Community
Challenge to restore the library and music hall.
On Saturday, September 18 from 7-9, 3rd Street Art
Gallery is hosting a party for the ACFL&MH; around its "Carnegie Painted Show."
Wine and hors d'ouevres will be served, and 20% of sales will be donated to
the Community Challenge. Admission is $10.00.
"Carnegie Painted" presents images and impressions of Carnegie, PA created by
regional artists ranging from the familiar to the unexpected, the representational
to the abstract. "'Carnegie Painted' captures the essence of Carnegie - a wonderful
community interpreted through artists' eyes. Being part of this community is
why we're reaching out to the help the library and music hall - Carnegie is us,"
declares 3rd Street Gallery owner Jean Salvato. The 3rd Street Gallery is at
220 Third Street in Carnegie.
Funds raised at the Fall Equinox Festival will be donated
to our $8.6 million capital campaign - the library and music hall's first major capital
fund-raising effort in its 103-year history. The funds will go directly toward
a $500,000 Community Challenge grant from an anonymous donor. With just over a
month to go until the deadline, the campaign has raised $440,416 toward the
challenge. If the campaign can raise the remaining $60,000 by Sept. 30, the
donor will match that $500,000 dollar-for-dollar.
Co-chaired by Charles R. Goetz and William E. Manby
along with Honorary Chair Morgan K. O'Brien of Duquesne Light, the ACFL&MH;
fundraising campaign to date has raised $2.3 million - or 28 percent of its
overall goal -- to restore, renovate and revitalize the historic landmark.
Click here for additional information on
the Capital Campaign.