ArtyFacts for January

Are you looking for love and laughter in Paris with someone special this Valentine’s Day? Then plan to attend the Paris Henry County Arts Council’s 2nd Annual Love & Laughter event at the Paris Convention Center on Saturday, February 13! What better way to celebrate than dinner and a show with your loved one?

The evening begins with a social time with the Paris Winery, followed by a meal catered by Show Thyme Catering with dinner music provided by the Shepherd Family, then the evening is finished with a family friendly comedy show by David Ferrell.

For over 20 years, comedian and motivational speaker David Ferrell has shown audiences that comedy can be clean and funny! He is a multi-year nominee for Comedian of the Year by The Inspirational Country Music Awards and has been named one of the top “Hot Acts in America” by Event Solutions Magazine. David can be heard on Sirius XM radio’s “Laugh USA.” In addition to his uproarious tales about everyday life, David delights audiences with hilarious impressions of famous celebrities, cartoon characters, farm animals and many more!

Tickets can be purchased at the downtown branches of Commercial Bank and Security Bank, Foundation Bank on East Wood, and at Boutique MariMac, My Favorite Things, and The Iron Place. Tickets can also be purchased through the Arts Council at or through any board member. Dinner and show tickets are $75 per couple or $40 per person.

The Arts Council would like to thank our Silver Sponsors, Commercial Bank, Foundation Bank, and Security Bank and our Bronze Sponsors, Boutique MariMac, Holley Credit Union, and My Favorite Things.

For all photographers out there, our 24th Annual Photo Showcase is coming to the Lee Academy for the Arts soon and we need your photos! This year’s showcase will be on display from March 6th to April 1st.

Each photographer may enter up to three framed or gallery wrapped photographs, which must include a hanging wire. Minimum overall size is 8” X 10”. Maximum overall size is 24” X 24”.  No previous winning photos please. Once entry forms are submitted no changes or substitutes will be permitted. For more information please see rule and entry forms, available at our office or at

Entry forms must be received in the Paris-Henry County Arts Council Office by: 3:00 pm on Friday, February 26th, 2015.

We still have a few seats available for our upcoming TPAC Broadway event. Join us on March 19 as we journey to Nashville to see the epic Phantom of the Opera. The Arts Council is proud to offer residents of Henry County this opportunity to take a comfortable coach to Nashville for a matinee performance of a great Broadway show. We only have a few spots left, so call a friend and reserve your seat today!