January 2023 Volunteer Newsletter

Front and Center

The ladies and gentleman who volunteer at the front desk and regularly greet visitors to the Eastern Shore
Art Center are an integral part of the success of our outstanding establishment. Our friendly front desk volunteers offer helpful advice and information about events and exhibits at ESAC and frequently answer visitors’ questions about other organizations and events in the Fairhope area.

Margaret Neely

Margaret Neely leads the way for this wonderful group of volunteers serving as our front desk volunteer scheduler and coordinator. Margaret and her husband Michael, both native Mobilians moved to Fairhope from Atlanta in 2014. They have a daughter Kristin who lives in Fairhope also and is a teacher at Bayside Academy. Margaret and Michael first volunteered at ESAC for a project creating over 3100 ceramic poppies for display at the the War Memorial on the Bluff for Veterans’ Day.

Margaret is also active as a volunteer with the Fairhope Public Library, the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation Education Committee and Impact 100 of Baldwin County.

Thanks Margaret for all you do for the Eastern Shore Art Center!


Big Things Coming Soon!

The ESAC Outdoor Art Show which is held in conjunction with the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival will take place March 17-19, 2023. Our ESAC volunteers are crucial to the success of this event!! Even though the event is 6 weeks away we are already beginning to fill volunteer spots so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to volunteer for this classic ESAC-Fairhope event.

Thursday, March 16th:
• Artists check in
• Set up and decorations

Friday, March 17th:
• Morning Food Service
• Front Desk
• Gift Shop
• Artist Reception and Dinner

Saturday, March 18th:
• Morning Food Service
• Front Desk
• Gift Shop

Sunday, March 19th:
• Morning Food Service and Take Down
• Front Desk
• Gift Shop
• Take Down Decorations – Breakdown the Show

For more detailed information, please contact:
Winky Dowdle at winkywd@gmail.com