First Bank of Berne recently made a $5,000 donation to Arts Place in Portland. Making the presentation to Eric Rogers, Executive Director of Arts Place were First Bank of Berne employees, Tracy Carpenter, Portland Branch Manager, Kent Liechty, President, and Melissa Skinner, Berne Branch Manager.
Arts Place nurtures the creative spirit by making the arts experience, education, and services accessible to the region’s residents, artists and cultural organizations. This is summed up in their maxim: “Nurturing the creative spirit in anyone.”
Funds from this donation will benefit the Capital Campaign for remodeling and expansion. To make a donation to Arts Place call 260-726-4809, email Lobby@artsland.org, or mail to Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut Street, PO Box 804, Portland, IN 47371.