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Art Explosion raises money for summer festival

Hallie Coleman, Assistant online/social media editor

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Art Explosion hosted a fundraiser in the Corral on May 13, raising a total of $500. The fundraiser was created in order to raise money for a music and art festival in the summer and bring attention to the non-profit organization’s cause.

The fundraiser featured bands including: Art Explosion, Regulus and a band from the Chicago Academy of the Arts. Regulus is a band compromised of LT students, including vocalist Declan McDermott ‘17, guitarist Jack Roche ‘17, bassist Jack Sylvia ‘17,  drummer Jeff Stejskal ‘17 and pianist Nick Chomko ‘17.

“The experience as a whole was good and I’m glad I did it,” McDermott said. “We just love getting on stage and playing for people.”

Art Explosion is a non-profit organization with the goal of celebrating the arts, bringing people together and keeping kids off the street, Josh Leak ’17 said.

“Running a non-profit organization can be expensive,” Leak said. “Putting on the events, getting merchandise and booking venues are just some of the costs needed to be covered.”

The Art Explosion will be having another fundraising concert June 23 and is hosting a summer music art festival called “Art Explosion” on July 22.

“Only Art Explosion can bring you a literal explosion of art, culture and diversity in one night,” Leak said.

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