The Blurb of Bob, Volume 6, Number 2

Let’s get the ball rolling, shall we?

Volume 6, Number 2
April 20, 2023

Greetings Burnt Oranges community!
Happy 4/20! We hope you celebrate this day as you see fit, which is of course wholesome and family-friendly, we have no doubt. We’re celebrating by announcing our kick-off for AfterBurn 2023 planning on this most auspicious occasion. So while we’re scheduling reservations, herding cats, and making volunteering look awesome, here are a few things y’all need to know about. 

Right on, then, here’s what you’ll find in this newsletter.

  1. Share Your Photos
  2. Announcing Our Ambassadors
  3. Team Lead Check-In
  4. Creative Pinellas Opportunity

Share Your Photos
Do you have some amazing photos to share from AfterBurn or another Burnt Oranges event? Want your savvy snaps to be out in the world? Send them to us at the link below. Note that we may use them for marketing or promotional purposes for the organization, so uploading grants us permission to do that.

Announcing Our Ambassadors
The Burnt Oranges Board is excited to introduce the new organizational role of Ambassadors. Ambassadors are the eyes and ears of all things art that going on in your community or local area. The right people for this new role will be enthusiastic about sharing our mission, able to rally their community together around art, and great communicators. The role is super flexible.

In addition to providing both volunteer and financial resources to support our Ambassadors, the Board is also looking for participation in sculpting what the role should look like. If this interests you, email with your contact information and location. Multiple Ambassadors can work together in the same local areas.

Team Lead Check-In
Team Leads, check-in at  to confirm you return for AB23, if you have not already replied. Planning is in full swing and we your need involvement.

Creative Pinellas Opportunity
The following announcement came into our inboxes, and we wanted to share it with you. Parents who live in Pinellas County (just one of the many Burnt Oranges folks reside in), you may be able to get grants for summer arts camp. Note that applications opened March 1, 2023, but are open on a rolling basis. See below. FYI, this is exactly the kind of stuff Ambassadors can put on our radar so we can share it with the greater community. 

“The Creative Pinellas Arts Summer Camp Grant was created to make it possible for young people in Pinellas County (ages 5 – 18) to have great arts and cultural experiences by attending a session of an arts summer camp at a camp provider in Pinellas County.

GETTING A GRANT is easy. If you are approved for this program you will be eligible to get a grant to attend one arts-focused summer camp session (including drawing, painting, pottery, photography, and other visual arts, theatre, dance, music, filmmaking, creative writing, and digital arts) at a qualified Pinellas County organization or program – as long as funds are available.”

Click here to learn more.

Thanks for reading… and for making art, supporting art, and being a part of our community! Feel free to send me any updates.

How ’bout that?



Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything art and event-related.

You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.