The 2nd 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 four 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 History of Holly Springs
February 5-8, 2014
We all live in this lovely community called Holly Springs but what is the History? Incorporation in 1877, farming, plantations, segregation, a spur of the Southern Railroad, “partaking of the waters,” & the effects the Civil war had on our population. We have National Historic Register homes next to new construction. Our 2013 population data puts our residents at over 26,000. How has this influenced the shape of our town? We will explore the History of Holly Springs with the arts with our Community Arts Festival.
Community Arts Festival Activities: Wednesday-Friday, February 5, 6, and 7, 4-8pm (Friday until 9pm), PLUS Saturday, February 8, 10am-4pm
A diverse range of arts classes (pre-registration required–call/visit the Holly Springs Cultural Center).
- Exhibits from local artists, plus art vendors displaying and selling their work.
- Classes to learn a new art skill,
- Holly Ridge Middle School Drama Class, Les Miserables: The Bishop’s Candlesticks, Saturday (Feb 8, 10am)
- HS School of Dance performances Thursday, Feb 6 starting at 6:30pm)
- Local Artists work,
- Food Trucks — a unique celebration in the culinary arts. What makes Food Trucks so different is that they have to completely capture you on the first bite. There are no tables, few utensils, no waitstaff, just you and the folks making your food. And, they only have that one chance to make the first and best impression. The art of “Street Food” and the culture of Food Trucks is growing all around the US and NC as well, and we’re so pleased to be able to celebrate the culinary arts with two wonderful and different tasting adventures. American Meltdown and King Creole,
- 20 Fine Art and Arts & Crafts vendors in the Carolina Room and Holly A & B, Holly Springs Cultural Center,
- Young Artists of Holly Springs Competition. Saturday afternoon (Feb 8) at 1:00 pm Mayor Dick Sears will be our emcee for the “Future Artists of Holly Springs” awards program. Artwork is being chosen by arts educators at each of the Holly Springs schools. We send out a special thanks to them for their support, as well as to the judging panel (who will be making some very difficult selections from among the artwork submitted by each school!). Submissions will be from: Holly Grove Elementary School, Holly Ridge Elementary School, Holly Springs Elementary School, Holly Grove Middle School, Holly Ridge Middle School and Holly Springs High School.
- Entertainment by Trish Miller & Friends – Family Friendly Folk, Friday (Feb 7, 6:30pm) and Trish Miller, Music to Grow By, Saturday (Feb 8, 3pm).
2nd Annual Fundraiser Evening Gala: Saturday, February 8, 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:
- Our Gala Evening, Feb 8, 7pm will present a One-Woman Storytelling Show reviewing past of our humble town.
- Complimentary hors d’oeuvres (cash bar for wine and beer).
- A art silent auction.
- Tickets for the Gala in advance at the Box office for $15, Etix.com at the door for $20.