Treyton Oak Towers, Fund for the Arts partner to share music and more with residents
Virtual performances are gifts to seniors during COVID-19 quarantine
LOUISVILLE (April 28, 2020) – Treyton Oak Towers, a leading retirement community in downtown Louisville, and Fund for the Arts have partnered to create virtual performances to entertain arts-loving residents who are quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of our residents enjoy attending concerts and performances,” said Jim Grady, Executive Director at Treyton Oak. “It’s so generous and thoughtful of Louisville artists to share their music, poems, stories and more with our Treyton Oak family during this challenging time.”
Treyton Oak Towers is recovering from a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened 32 residents and 16 staff members. Many are recuperating or have recovered but 15 residents have passed away from COVID-19.
“While so many Louisville artists are suffering financially during this pandemic, they are still giving of their gifts to support the hard-hit Treyton Oak community,” said Eric King, director of communications for the Fund for the Arts. “We want residents and staff members feel the community’s love and support.”
The video gifts will be shared with Treyton Oak Towers residents and families through email, iPads and the center’s in-house cable television system. The public can see the tributes online at https://vimeo.com/fundforthearts.
Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education, and quality of life in our community. The Fund facilitates the largest arts grant program in Kentucky as well as conducts one of the oldest united arts campaigns in the country.
In addition to supporting Treyton Oak Towers, the Fund for the Arts has partnered with the Arts & Culture Alliance to create the webpage https://fundforthearts.org/artsandcultureinky/. This webpage is Greater Louisville’s innovative way of delivering arts experiences amid COVID-19 concerns even as doors to our arts and culture venues are closed during the crisis.
Fund for the Arts has redirected all of its efforts into its $10 million Cultural Lou Recovery Campaign to combat the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our cultural sector to ensure our organizations are able to weather this storm and are ready to re-open when appropriate and be in a strong position to serve our community for many years to come.