The mission of the scholarship program is to help insure that finances not be a barrier to anyone who wants to participate in dance and music activities in the Redwood Raks/local arts community.
For several years, local musician and dancer Linnea Mandell has spearheaded an effort to raise a significant amount of money to help fellow musicians and dancers travel to immersive summer weeklong camps across California. These half scholarships allow camp participants to get much more out of their camp experience, and they return to Arcata inspired and excited to share what they have learned.
All throughout the year she collects shoes, clothing, jewelry and accessories that are donated to the DONATION DEPOT to sell to our dance community at great suggested-donation-prices. This collection is now housed at Redwood Raks inside the Bella Studio Lobby.
It's open during events and hours will expand as we develop a team of volunteers to run the shop! If you have any fantastic, gently used items you'd like to donate we would be happy to take them!
So... come find your fabulous dance treasures and support the ongoing education
of our talented local musicians and dancers!