Starkville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the return of AiPP's annual Winter Showcase. This hybrid exhibit is on display for in-person viewing in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, during business hours (8 am - 5 pm weekdays), subject to mask requirements and social distancing guidelines. The online gallery will be viewable on the SAAC website until further notice. There will be no opening reception.
This exhibit features nearly 30 works by more than a dozen artists in and outside of Mississippi (including California one from the Netherlands). Works cover varying themes and media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, ceramics, mixed medium, photography, and more!
As part of SAAC's AiPP series, works may be listed for sale. SAAC collects and pays sales taxes on behalf of the artist for any work sold, and the artist keeps 80% of the proceeds. This exhibit will be on display until February 1, 2021, in the lobby of the greater Starkville Development Partnership in downtown Starkville and available online until further notice.
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Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) will be distributing FREE Art Boxes to children in Starkville and Oktibbeha County on Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. for this year's Art in the Park.
Art boxes will include writing, drawing, painting supplies, and more, and will be available for pick up from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at J.L.King Park on Saturday, September 26. Boxes are available on a first-come-first serve basis and limited to one box per child. After receiving boxes, families can either head home or find a spot in the park to sit down and create.
To accompany these Art Boxes, SAAC Teaching Artists are developing prerecorded activities children can follow in various art disciplines. As these become available, the lessons will be posted on social media and on the SAAC website (www.starkvillearts.net). Subject to grant funding, our art education initiatives are expanding to include books and reading materials.
Current sponsors and funders for this year's Art in the Park art boxes include Reading 2 Succeed, 4 County Foundation, Stromboli's, the Del Rendon Foundation, and Dunkington Art & Jewelry. Additional funds for this event are provided by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Mississippi Arts Commission.
SAAC is planning a second distribution date for Art Boxes in Oktibbeha County on October 3 at Maben Park in the pavilion next to the public library.
In addition, two other local nonprofits are tentatively scheduled to coordinate outreach efforts. OCH Regional Medical Center will be at both J.L.King Park and Maben Park to distribute health information and toothbrushes, and the Oktibbeha County Branch of NAACP may also conduct outreach and provide voter information.
Please Note: Masks and social distancing required by Starkville ordinance. If you or anyone in your household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
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