MEDIA CONTACT:
Kyra Clark, Marketing & Events Director
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2020

TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION ANNOUNCES
VIRTUAL TASTE OF TIPPECANOE

Lafayette, Ind. - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) is excited to announce the first-ever Virtual TASTE of Tippecanoe, an online community-focused experience for TASTE lovers and TAF supporters. The historic TASTE of Tippecanoe serves as TAF's major fundraiser and the single largest arts fundraiser in the state of Indiana. With the Virtual TASTE, TAF aims to connect with the community by providing a special opportunity to enjoy popular local artists in the comfort of viewers' homes and fund raise for their mission to grow the arts in their 14-county service region.

The Virtual TASTE of Tippecanoe will take place on June 20 from 4 to 10 pm on Facebook Live and will feature several local musicians and messages from the community. While the event will be free, TAF encourages viewers to consider supporting the organization with a free-will donation. TAF Marketing and Event Director Kyra Clark states, "We wanted to provide our supporters with a unique experience -- a personal performance from their favorite local acts. This is our opportunity to reach out to our community and to get the ball rolling on vital projects. Our supporters should know that we are still here, still working to grow the arts, but we need their help to make it happen."

An official lineup and details for streaming are due to come out via the TASTE website and TAF's social media channels ( Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter ) in the coming days.
About the TASTE of Tippecanoe
The TASTE of Tippecanoe is the major fundraising event for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF). Proceeds from the TASTE provide support for TAF's programming and outreach to over 500,000 Hoosiers. With a mission to grow the arts, TAF provides artistic content, education opportunities, and support to underserved communities and at-risk youth to fourteen counties in northcentral Indiana.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  TippecanoeArts.org.