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Bridge Capital LLC joins Flame Tree Arts Festival as sponsor

BRIDGE Capital LLC is once again supporting the annual Flame Tree Arts Festival by donating $1,000 for this year’s event as an Isla sponsor.

“Isla” sponsorship is a level of sponsorship bestowed on companies or agencies that donate between $1,000 and $2,000 in cash or in-kind contributions.

Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture executive director Angel S. Hocog, left, receives the ceremonial check donation from Bridge Capital LLC Office manager and chief asset manager Allen Perez, second left, as Flame Tree Festival Committee members look on.  Contributed photo

Bridge Capital LLC office manager and chief asset manager Allen Perez turned over the $1,000 donation to the committee members led by Commonwealth Council of Arts and Culture Executive Director Angel S. Hocog and Department of Community and Cultural Affairs acting Secretary Laura T. Ogumoro in a ceremony at the company’s Garapan office.

“We at Bridge Capital try to do our part in promoting the arts and the exceptional artists we have within our island community through our support to the annual Flame Tree Arts Festival,” Perez said.

Once again, Bridge Capital has chosen the festival as a venue for its annual art competition.

Perez said local artists have already turned in their entries for this year’s competition which offers a greater amount of total prize money to winners.

The annual art competition aims to bring out local artists in the community, he added.

“Without an actual gallery for our talented local artists, we see the annual Flame Tree Arts Festival as an opportunity to promote art and exhibit over a hundred pieces of art in a setting where they can be viewed by the most people possible,” Perez said.

Bridge Capital is expecting art entries from Tinian and Rota in this year’s contest as they have designated the mayor’s offices as drop-off points.

“Artists from Tinian and Rota can bring their artwork to their respective mayor’s office, and Bridge Capital will be responsible for transporting the artwork to Saipan in time for judging,” Perez said.

Members of he community can view all the entries during festival from April 19 to 21 at the Civic Center Beach Park in Susupe.

Ogumoro acknowledged Bridge Capital for its support of the arts.

“Bridge Capital understands the importance of promoting, preserving, and perpetuating arts in the community and we’re truly appreciative of their generosity in this endeavor. We hope to continue working with them in the coming years,” Ogumoro said.

To become a sponsor for the 32nd Flame Tree Arts Festival or for more information, visit the Arts and Culture office on Capital Hill next to the post office or call 322-9982 or 83.