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Arts of the Earth Festival donates silent auction proceeds

Pictured left to right are Cate Belleveau, Watermark Executive Director Lori Forshee-Donnay, Erika Bailey-Johnson and Kathryn Gonzalez. Proceeds, along with other donations to the Watermark, will go to Watermark’s Rainwater Garden Project, a small garden of native vegetation that will be planted by the art center’s north entrance to help feed birds and pollinators. The garden is one of several similar projects overseen by the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies Bemidji organization. Submitted photo. 1 / 2
Pictured from left to right are Cate Belleveau, Food Shelf Director Mary Mitchell, Camilla Prosise, Erika Bailey-Johnson and Kathryn Gonzales. Submitted photo.2 / 2

Organizers of the Arts of the Earth Festival, held April 22, recently presented checks to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf and the Watermark Art Center. The festival, sponsored by BSU's Sustainability Office, held a silent auction and split the proceeds between the two organizations.