DBA has full slate of weekend holiday theme events
Mount Airy’s Downtown Business Association weekly meeting centered on final preparations for Saturday’s Holiday Art Walk.
Main Street Coordinator Lizzie Morrison said more than 60 local artists will be featured. She characterized the upcoming weekend slate of events as “a day filled with holiday celebrations and activities.”
“The Downtown Mount Airy Holiday Art Walk will feature festive and original art from over 60 regional artists throughout stores and venues in our downtown area,” Morrison told the group on Tuesday. ” This is a great opportunity to pick up a unique gift or decorative piece in the spirit of the season.”
She said artists will be demonstrating their crafts including painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. The Holiday Art Walk coincides with the Downtown Holiday Open House and the Holiday Tour of Homes. Downtown “streetscapes” and store fronts will be decorated for the Christmas season as well.
Family activities include a visit with Santa at Mount Airy Tractor Toyland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History from 3 p.m.-5 p.m., caroling and music performances, art demonstrations and more. Free admission to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History for its “Polar Express” day is also offered. This event is sponsored by Mount Airy Professionals of Surry.
Morrison said a benefit bake sale and live musical performances by the Mount Airy High School Marching Bears will be held at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Mayberry Toy Company parking lot. Morrison said the walk receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council which is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
The association is also seeking artists and sponsors for its first annual Public Art Fiddle Crawl. Morrison said the applications for both are due this month.
The Fiddle Crawl, which will be held next year, is a public art initiative presented by Mount Airy Downtown Inc. It is modeled after other successful fundraisers in North Carolina Main Street Communities. It will feature larger-than-life, three dimensional, fiberglass fiddle sculptures painted, decorated, and embellished by local artists. In May the fiddles will be placed in key downtown locations for a five-month public art exhibit, and auctioned off in October to support funding for downtown economic development.
She stressed that the cost of each fiddle is underwritten by a sponsor. Artist design concepts will be reviewed by the promotions committee. The fiberglass fiddle, in essence, becomes the artist’s canvas. In May the fiddles will be revealed at the Fiddle Crawl Reveal event, a community celebration with live music and more.
The fiddles will then be placed in their temporary homes throughout downtown as the official Crawl begins. Applications are available online at www.mountairydowntown.org. Contact Lizzie Morrison for more information at 336.786.4511 or email@example.com.
Commentscomments powered by Disqus
Local Gas Prices