Saturday, April 1, 2023

Arts Council Invites Artists to Be Part of Ornament Auction

ornamentThe Holiday Party and Ornament Auction is the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s biggest event of the year, showcasing local artists’ creative talent on ornaments. Funds raised by the annual auction benefit the YAC program fund, which provides support to local art programs and provides access to the arts for residents of Lafayette County. The event is Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Ornament Auction is part of the two-week Winter Arts festival activities that include plays, art markets, and ballet. YAC seeks local artists of all types: folk artists, painters, stained glassmakers, blacksmiths, and sculptors to create original ornaments.
“This auction gives artists the freedom to step outside their comfort zone to create any kind of ornament,” says YAC Executive Director Wayne Andrews. “The ornaments handcrafted by local and regional artists is what makes this one of the most unique events we present. We’ve seen all types from a Darth Vader Santa, to small sculptures, to a doll of former Mayor Richard Howorth.”
The ornaments are auctioned off at the event, which features holiday treats created by local chefs, a specialty cocktail, and wine tasting. Hollywood Feed will host a doggie swami — a fortune telling dog who will predict the fortunes of guests attending the party.
Artists are thanked for their donation with a membership YAC for a year that provides discounts on programs and free tickets to the Holiday Party and Ornament Auction. Ornaments are due Thursday, December 5 at the YAC office located in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th Street, next door to Newk’s on University Ave).
To donate an ornament or for information on how to get an invitation to the party contact, YAC at (662) 236-6429. Previews of ornaments will be available on the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council page on Facebook.