The non-profit organization ARTS ON THE EDGE was assembled in 2003 under the direction of Pati
Crofut and Janice Weiss. The women at HMCC currently have participants in all three levels
of music: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. The String Orchestra began with six
participants and currently has eighteen (December 2006).
Fundraiser concerts are held at HMCC during the spring and winter/holidays. Concerts tickets
are sold to support the general operating expenses of the String Orchestra for Incarcerated
Women at HMCC. Tickets are advertised and sold at various music stores in Anchorage.
A valid Driver's License or photo identification is required for prison clearance prior to the
concert. Contact Pati Crofut: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more
information about ARTS ON THE EDGE.