Save the date for the fifth annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival January 30 through February 4, 2017 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. This year, the community celebration’s theme is “Play.”
All events will take place:
Holly Springs Cultural Center
300 West Ballentine Street
Holly Springs NC 27540
View Professional Artists’ Work, Jan 4 – Feb 6, Free
Experience the artistic interpretation of local artists in visual arts. Join us for the Artist Reception on Jan. 30 from 7 – 9pm and meet participating artists, enjoy light refreshments, and even take art home with you!
Watch Art being created, Feb 4, time TBD, Free
Our first Monster Draw will allow you to see art in action. Artists will be creating original pieces of work – right in front of you! Chat with the Artist, see their process and then you can purchase the piece of work, right then!
Enjoy Young Artists’ Work, Free
The Young Artist Display Show will feature pieces of visual art from local young artists. Stop by during the month of January and see their amazing work. Awards ceremony for participating children during this Festival will be announced soon.
Shop the Arts & Crafts Vendor Showcase Feb 4, 10-3pm, Free
Stop into the Cultural Center to see some of the area’s finest arts & crafters. A wide variety of shopping opportunities – Mother’s Day, Easter, Birthdays and Teacher Appreciation gifts.
Capture a Taste of North Carolina: Food Truck Rodeo, Feb 4, 10-3pm
Grab breakfast, lunch, or a snack at Stuft (baked potatoes), Waffle C, and Olio & Aceto when they serve up delicious food for our annual Food Truck Rodeo! There will be food for the kids too!
Watch Community Performances, Jan 30-31, Feb 1-3, times vary
We will feature the Route 55 Jazz Orchestra, Encore Children’s Theater, Holly Springs Community Band, Community Theater and the Starrs Dance Company.
Attend the Gala Fundraiser Feb 6, 7-10p, tickets $20
The grand finale to the Community Arts Festival is Saturday night’s Gala fundraising evening with both a live and silent auction. This year’s event promises to be a delight, featuring an exciting performance by Doug Berky – Mime and Mask Theater Artist. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a chance to participate in our basket raffle. There will be a cash bar offering wine and beer. Funds raised will support the Holly Springs Arts Council and its efforts to promote the arts in our community. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Holly Springs Cultural Center (919.567.4000) or $25 at the door. Tickets are on sale starting January 4, 2017!
This year we are hosting Doug Berky. For nearly 3 decades, he has brought classic solo physical theater performances to stages all over the world, transcending age, race and culture. Using the illusion of the mime, the antics of the clown, the transformation of his own handmade, original and exquisite masks, the suspense of a good story and the excitement of improv, Doug inspires both laughter and reflection.
Want to volunteer during the Festival?
We have volunteer positions for adults and students on Saturday, February 4th. Help our arts & craft vendors set up, assist staff during the Fundraising Gala, or just let visitors know what is going on throughout the day! Every position is vital to the success of the Festival and it’s a great opportunity to help your community. We’ll see you there!