The 1st Annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival is a collaborative event between the Holly Springs Cultural Center and Holly Springs Arts Council, being held at the Holly Springs Cultural Center (300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs). Featuring five days’ of classes, exhibits, vendors and performers in a wide range of arts categories, the festival will culminate in a festive Gala Fundraising evening.
The full schedule is being finalized (check back soon for a downloadable PDF version, or visit the Cultural Center to pick up your copy), but here’s what you can expect:
Community Arts Festival Activities: Tuesday-Friday, February 5,6 and 7, 4-8pm (Friday until 9pm), PLUS Saturday, February 9, 10am-4pm
- A diverse range of arts classes (pre-registration required–call/visit the Holly Springs Cultural Center) including: Calligraphy, Acrylic painting, Puppets, Clown camp, Zentangle® Valentine Cards, Portrait drawing, Clay animals, Textured painting, Digital photography, Line dancing for adults, Terrific Twos dancing for toddlers. Merry Movement dancing for pre-schoolers. Classes range from FREE to $10 (plus, for some classes) a small supply fee. See the Class Schedule & descriptions.
- Exhibits from local artists, plus art vendors displaying and selling their work. [If you are interested in Exhibit, Display/Sell)
- “Ask the Author” panel–NEW! Four published authors right from Holly Springs will read short sections from their work, then open the floor to your questions about writing and getting published. Panel members are: Harry James Krebs (genre: mystery); J. Lloyd Morgan (genres: historical/medieval, contemporary young adult, humor/anecdotes); Sterling R. Walker (genre: science fiction); Tamara Ward (genre: mystery).
- Movies for the whole family.
- Surprise performers.
- Register for your classes at the Cultural Center in person or by calling 919-567-4000.
1st Annual Fundraiser Evening Gala: Saturday, February 9, 6-9pm
The Fundraiser will raise much-needed funds to support the Arts Council in its work to encourage the arts in our community. In addition to the Festival exhibit, attendees will enjoy:
- A special presentation and exhibit from Jonathan Daniels of JD Wire Art. Mr. Daniels will share his story of “How art changed my life” and display his full-size, all-wire motorcycle as well as a variety of his other works.
- Complimentary hors d’oeuvres (cash bar for wine and beer).
- A silent auction and raffle.
- Tickets for the Gala are $10 in advance (available at the Cultural Center or at ETix.com), or $15 at the door.
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