By Sylvia Williams
The excitement in the air at the Fountain City Art Center is almost palpable. We are preparing for Art-a-palooza, October 4-6! Art-a-palooza offers three days FULL OF ART: art activities, art demonstrations, paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, decorative items, handmade books, crystal, china, and art supplies for sale, food, music, and even a silent auction with remarkable jewelry, glassware, hand painted chairs and more!
Saturday, October 6, 10 -5 is the BIG DAY for the whole family with art activity tents just outside the Center! We will have eight art activities booths with fun for all ages: paint a mural, get your face painted, make a tie dye t-shirt, make a print, get your caricature drawn, try your hand at watercolor with Kate McCullough, have your photo made as a “Masterpiece,” or visit the children’s multiple art activities and crafts booth. Local artists will be showing and selling their work: paintings, leather, jewelry, pottery, and quilts. We’ll also have hot tamales, fruit pies, chili, and barbecue on buns! Art activities are $5 each, or you can buy a family pass for $20 or an individual pass for $10 and do all the activities. When you buy a pass, you’ll also have your name placed in a drawing for one free year of membership and one free class up to $85.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Akima Club Singers
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Clark Miller & Darrell Acuff, “Old Time Appalachian Music”
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Standing Room Only,” a women’s barber shop quartet
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Two guitar ensembles: “Filigree” with Andy LeGrand & Tom Norris; “Armonia” with David Hickman, Tyler Jordan, & Andy LeGrand