You can see it coming, you can hear it, and you can almost smell it. The line in the sand has been drawn. I’m talking about the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the politics of an election. It's really too bad. Feeling and egos are damaged and healing will be slow.
Yes, it's well known the art center is aggressive in their fundraising. Nothing really wrong with that. They have come a long way and do a good job. Dunedin, its citizens and the centers reputation are far better off having a bulldog like attitude.
Asking the City to put up (invest) half a million dollars does take some attitude. If the City and Art Center cannot come to terms; it's my feeling the Dunedin Art Center will gather its forces and secure the needed funds. They have a large, and well-healed, membership and a proven fund raising ability.
We live in a small town and lets not allow this issue to divide us and ruin friendships.