ArtyFacts for September 2016

On this last day of September, I am excited about the arrival of true fall. I recently came across a lovely quote from one of my childhood favorites, Anne of Green Gables, which says “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” This pretty much sums it up for me! In addition to the beautiful weather and the leaves falling, I’m excited about the events the Arts Council has in October, and beyond!

This October we have an exciting new event to offer the people of our community. We are hosting our first Trivia Night at Perrylodgic Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 18. We are excited to be working with the proprietors to host an evening of fun and friendly competition. We will have ribeye sandwiches and other refreshments available for purchase beginning at 6:00. Admission is only $5 for individuals or $25 for a 6 member team. We are not selling tickets in advance and we have had quite a bit of interest, so plan to come out early to eat with us and get your spot!

Of course, we kicked off the season last weekend with Arts ‘Round the Square. We had an unseasonably warm day this year to enjoy the art, the music, and the food. I hope you were all able to make it out and enjoy the festivities. The Paris Henry County Arts Council is happy to help kick off fall every year with this fun filled day. A big shout-out to our sponsors for this event, Southside Café, Joe Mahan Ford, Boutique MariMac, and Commercial Bank. We also want to thank our season sponsor, Foundation Bank.

There are going to be many more fun events brought to you by the Arts Council this year, so keep an eye on our website and facebook page for information. The Youth for the Arts board will be hosting a Dance ‘til You Drop fundraiser in November which promises to be fun for ALL ages and skill levels! Then we will get into the holiday spirit with our 49th annual Community Christmas Concert, under the direction of Peggy Williams. Artist and Photographer, don’t forget to start getting your work ready for our showcases in the spring. We have some exciting things happening this year, and you will want to be a part of it!