Highland County Arts Council July 2020 Newsletter

The July Newsletter continues to note the limited activities the pandemic imposed on the normal schedule of performances, exhibits, and workshop that the Highland County Arts Council has featured in past.

Second Saturdays at Seven: The Arts Council has three concerts planned for the fall 2nd Saturdays at 7 series. The first is Tyler Hughes–guitarist, singer and storyteller—scheduled for August 8th.  In the event that it is not safe for the performers to come to Highland County, these events will be live-streamed using the best technology available.  Please watch our website for updates.

Grants: The Highland County Arts Council received its second operational grant from VCA.  It is a small amount, but it is a testament to the work of the Council to foster the arts in Highland and to contribute to the quality of life of its citizens.  Another grant was received from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge.

New Arts Academy Workshops Are Ready for Registration: Safety concerns made the cancellation of our 2020 workshops necessary, but the interest in creative learning did not stop. The Highland County Arts Council, along with several instructors, began conversations on how they could be re-imagined in this time of change. With a focus on safety for participants and instructors, workshops that could be conducted outside or online were explored.

We are proud to announce the following workshops:

Ecoprinting on Silk Workshop

July 23 – 24, 9 am – 5 pm

Basketry Workshop

August 12 – 13, 9 am – 5 pm

August 14, 9 am – 1 pm

Cell Phone Photography Workshop

August Date TB

For complete workshop descriptions and registration information visit www.highlandartsacademy.com   Arts Council members can enter promotion code HCAC10 for a 10% discount on workshop fees.


Window Display on Main Street: The public has not been able to see the exhibit featuring the fiber artistry of Tate Dunn that has been in the library since early March.  The library has been closed due to Covid-19 shortly after it was displayed. Her talent will now be visible for all to see on Main Street in the window of the old Highland Craft Shop during the month of July. Stop by the window on your next trip to town.

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