Community Arts Festival Wrapup
The 2017 Community Arts Festival was a HUGE success. All the ARTS were represented. We had kids artwork, Irish dancing, theater performances, a jazz band, a children’s play auditions, Columbian dancers, raffle baskets, an acoustic guitar player (playing an oil can), professional artist reception, watercolor classes, modern dance, Mommy & Me movement classes, poetry, clowning class, tap performances, toddler ballet, an old-timey live radio performance, acting workshop, arts & crafts vendor show, community band performance and one guest performer, Doug Berky that gave an incredible show of storytelling and puppetry.
Our Gala Fundraiser and basket raffle was to raise money to keep the Holly Springs Arts Council growing. We are supporting artists by offering professional business enrichment classes, support and a chance to network. Our pARTnership program allows Holly Springs Arts Instructors grant money to improve their skills as teacher and the ability to purchase items for their classroom the current budget does not allow. We give artists a chance to participate in Art ’round Town, hanging artwork in local businesses.
We are featured many of the talented individual in Holly Springs. The local art scene in Holly Springs is thriving. On a daily basis, you can take classes at the Holly Springs Cultural Center and experience the arts.
2016 NC Piedmont Lauriat, Katy Munger said “The world has never needed the arts more than it does now. The arts inject genuine emotion into a superficial, staged, commercially-driven world. The arts can cross borders and boundaries and generations. The arts illuminate the human dreams and emotions that unite us rather than creating issues to divide us. The arts can win over hearts and minds, counteracting the political negativity that turns us against one another.
Music… theater… books… art…. dance… museums: these are your weapons in 2017, the tools that you can use to increase peace, love, understanding and joy in the world.”
We want to acknowledge our Board: LaDonna Bethea, Secretary; Jayna Huffines Educational Liaison Vice President; Deanna Lister, Treasurer; LeeAnn Plumer, Jessica Yee, and Ken Hallatt. We also wanted to recognize Kathleen Hebert, Leslie Haney and the Staff at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Thank you to all who participated, donated and attended these events. The Holly Springs Arts Council is continuing on the Mission of enriching the overall vitality of arts & fostering the creative spirit in the Holly Springs community.