This year’s event was the best ever. 30 colorful banners along Main Street and around the Cultural Center announced the 3rd annual Arts Festival to thousands of daily commuters. The theme of “Winter Blues” was evident through the “history of blues musicians and their guitars” display in the Cultural Center lobby; the blues music and/or blues-themed artwork exhibited on the walls; and the sold out Saturday night gala theater performance by Delta blues guitarist and music historian Scott Ainslie. Students and adults alike took art classes during the week of the festival. Thursday night saw the first ever Holly Springs Variety Show, and on Friday night the local blues band Mystique performed. The Art & Crafts vendor show was held on Saturday afternoon, and included three food trucks in the Cultural Center parking lot. Voting on student artwork from the “Young Artists Show” took place, and those awards will be made at a separate ceremony on February 21st.
The 2015 Festival was bigger and better in part due to the tremendous contributions of a small group of dedicated volunteers (Thank you!), and the generous sponsorship of the Holly Springs business community. But to maintain and grow the Festival, we need your help. Please consider becoming a member of the Holly Springs Arts Council, volunteering for the 2016 Arts Festival, or making a donation. Click “Join Us!” from the headline banner on home page for details.