Save the date for the third annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival February 4-7 2015 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. This year, the community celebration will center around Winter Blues, featuring Scott Ainsley, a local renowned delta blues artist.
Take a class Feb 4-7, 4-8pm, prices vary
Try your hand at a new art form or learn a new technique at one of our many short programs. Each is a low-cost, one-time event designed to make art fun and rewarding for young and old. This year’s schedule includes a variety of topics suitable for adults and many geared to children as well.
Enjoy Student artists’ work, Free
- Arts Performances by the six public schools in Holly Springs; dance, theater, music, choral and Holly Springs School of Dance. Feb 4-6
- A Future Artist Program will feature five pieces of visual art from each school and vote for your favorite to win! Awards ceremony on February 21, 2pm. On display from Feb 4 – Feb 26.
- The Young Writers Program, featuring short stories from Holly Grove Middle, Holly Ridge Middle and Holly Springs High. Awards ceremony on February 21, 2pm. On display from Feb 4 – Feb 26.
Shop the Arts & Crafts Vendor Showcase Feb 7, 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
Watch the Community Variety Show, Feb 5, 6:30pm, Free
Groove with Mystique – featuring Priscilla, Feb 6, 7pm, $5
Attend the Gala Fundraiser Feb 7, 7-10p, tickets $15
The grand finale to the Community Arts Festival is Saturday night’s Gala fundraising evening and silent auction. This year’s event promises to be a delight, featuring a performance & entertainment from Scott Ainslie, Delta Blues musician. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, as well as a unique lobby attraction. 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 $15 in advance at the Holly Springs Cultural Center (919.567.4000) or online at ETix.com, or $20 at the door.
About our Presenter
A former Durham resident Scott Ainslie leads the way, accompanied by his trusty National Steel guitar and a heart full of the best of Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Blake. His sets are a combination of extremely well-played blues and brief sorties into the history of the music, the musicians and even his guitar. “The most gratifying thing about Ainslie’s performance was that while he talked blues like a historian, he played them like a bluesman. He lives in the groove, and he hears the passion and even the fear in the music. He treats the blues right, and he always takes care to catch up the crowd in what he’s doing.”
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