Fund Story

The Arts in the Park Endowment Fund was started by the family of Dr. William E. Wolf II (1922-2016) and Armina Carter “Kitty” Wolf (1927-2021) to honor their long time support of and contributions to Arts in the Park. During their 70 years together, the Wolfs made important contributions to arts awareness, education and appreciation in the La Porte Community.

Kitty’s passion for the fine arts began at an early age and encompassed a variety of outlets: singing, dancing, fashion, writing and creating with her hands. She genuinely loved life and the ability God gave her to express herself in so many ways. She sang her way through high school and college, singing with choirs, bands and any ensemble that needed a voice. She further broadened her artistic expression by studying fashion design and modeling. Kitty became a prolific artist, expressing herself through a multitude of mediums. Whether on canvas, china, porcelain, carved in limestone or poured in bronze; she aimed to portray life in a way that people feel an identity with, a response to, and an involvement in, her interpretation. Her work is a reflection of her love for life and God’s creations. Her sculptures and paintings are in private collections, libraries, hospitals, museums, churches, schools and corporations.

Bill and Kitty co-founded the hugely successful “Arts in the Park” organization in La Porte County, offering free family oriented musical concerts, art exhibits, poetry, and many other expressions of the arts at Fox Park each summer since 2000. She also founded “The Art Walk” which takes place every fall in La Porte County as part of the Sunflower Festival.

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