Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau Seeking Sponsors for a 2019/2020 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Pledges requested by November 1st

(Fostoria, Ohio) – Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the current Midwest Sculpture Initiative exhibit currently being hosted in Fostoria, the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau has released sponsorship levels to fund being a host community again in 2019/2020.

To participate as a host community, the Midwest Sculpture Initiative group asks for a commitment to fund at least eight sculptures for an outdoor exhibit that is in place for one approximately one year. In the summer of 2017, Michele Cochran, Community Development/Tourism Director, had placed Fostoria on the waiting list to be a host community.

In November 2017, the Midwest Sculpture Initiative administrator called Cochran to explain that he had an opening if Fostoria was interested in participating as a host community in 2018-2019. She accepted the invitation for Fostoria to be a host community and worked to secure funding for the exhibit, receiving grants from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation as well as the Henry H. Geary, Jr. Memorial Foundation. Eight pieces were installed in Fostoria on May 31st and will be here through April/May 2019.

Because the Visitors Bureau will receive a call this fall to see if Fostoria would like to be a host community for a 2019/2020 exhibit, the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau is seeking financial sponsorship pledges by November 1st. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Gifts given at the following levels will receive special recognition in all exhibit marketing materials: Platinum – $2,000+, Gold $1,000+, Silver $500+ and Bronze $250+. Payment is requested by March 1, 2019.

A sponsorship pledge form is available from the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau website at: http://www.fostoriaohio.org/sculpturepledge/  Completed forms should be mailed to 121 N. Main Street, Fostoria or emailed to Michele Cochran, Community Development/Tourism Director at development@fostoriachamber.com.