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Over $70,000 made for Edmond's art institute

Katherine Webster-Zablatink, right, and Elanie Wade look at items in the silent auction at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute's Spring Sampler Evening of Art fundraiser. [PHOTO BY ERIECH TAPIA, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

Katherine Webster-Zablatink, right, and Elanie Wade look at items in the silent auction at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute's Spring Sampler Evening of Art fundraiser. [PHOTO BY ERIECH TAPIA, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

EDMOND — The Edmond Fine Arts Institute raised more than $70,000 during its annual Spring Sampler Evening of Art fundraiser.

"We raised a lot of money, and I would consider that a success for the arts," said Shannon Price, institute director. "It is always a great event."

The event was held Saturday at the conference center at Oak Tree with about 300 guests.

Celebrating 32 years of creativity, the institute is Edmond's nonprofit arts organization offering educational enrichment for adults and children in the visual and performing arts.

Classes and camps are taught year-round for all ages at 27 E Edwards. Additional community programs provide art in elementary schools and art therapy opportunities.

For more information, go to www.edmondfinearts.com.

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Jeff Waddle, Touchmark at Coffee Creek director of planning, describes different dishes to Tony Shelby, of Edmond, during the annual fundraiser for the Edmond Institute of Art. [PHOTO BY ERIECH TAPIA, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

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