Grab your cellphones and turn off silent mode: Creativity is calling! Local learning center Spark Central is hosting its annual Spark Salon fundraiser this weekend to ensure youth programs and memberships remain cost-free. While past versions of Spark Salon have taken place in person, this year’s fundraiser is in the form of a virtual “telethon,” featuring bestselling local author and Spark Central co-founder Jess Walter alongside Spark Executive Director Brooke Matson and Terrain Executive Director Ginger Ewing. The virtual event also includes additional surprise guest speakers connected to the arts, music, food, film and more. Participants can get a glimpse into how Spark Central has been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, its future plans for breaking creativity barriers and how it will continue guiding community members. Spark Salon: The Telethon is being livestreamed and will be available on various online platforms.
Spark Salon: The Telethon • Fri, April 23 at 7 pm • Online; details at sparktelethon.org
— Natalie Rieth