Christmas in Danbury - Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2-6pm
Our annual community festival event sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council, Artist Way Bakery and The City of Danbury.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
2 :00 – 6 p.m. Main Street in Downtown Danbury
An opening reception will be held at the Apple Gallery from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with light refreshments and music by Jeanette Robertson, harpist. Lisa Visek and family will feature a fascinating weaving demonstration on her loom. Season’s Best Carolers will highlight the evening with their selection of Christmas songs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the gallery. At the conclusion of this performance, the Season’s Best Carolers and guests will move across the street to the Historic Danbury Courthouse for a performance by the Carolers at 5:00 p.m. prior to the tree lighting ceremony hosted by the Town of Danbury.
Located in Artist's Way Bakery will be Santa and Sammie the Elf who will be available for photos from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Music and dance will be featured in the Artist’s Way dining room, which will include the South Stokes Chorus at 2:00 p.m., storytelling and sing-along songs by Peter Holland with Once Upon A Blue Ridge at 2:30 p.m., CC Dance Company, under the direction of Claudia Cotter, at 3:00 p.m., New London Youth Choir and Baileytown Youth Dancers at 3:30 p.m. Dine in with Artist’s Way for a selection of delicious meals, baked goods or beverages.
On the Courthouse lawn across from the Stokes County Arts Council beginning at 3:30 p.m. will be music and entertainment sponsored by the Town of Danbury. Mayor Janet Whit and the Danbury Town Council will host the tree lighting dedication, followed by a candlelight service and Christmas caroling around the Christmas tree.
The Danbury Public Library will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with arts and crafts and storytelling for the children, decoration of the library’s Christmas tree by the children, and the Gypsy Hollingsworth History Room will be open for those wishing to learn more about our local history.
The Stokes County Historical Society will host public tours of the Stokes Museum of History (Wilson Fulton House) located on Main Street in Danbury from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No Admission. Donations will be accepted.
- Thursday, Jan. 1st, 1 - 3pm
POLAR PLUNGE 2015 Registration is NOW OPEN!
Call Stokes Arts to Register (336) 593-8159.
$20 Registration includes an exclusive Event Toboggan/Snoogin, unlimited warm food (Chili, Chicken Stew, Hot Dogs, Hot Cocoa), & Prize for best plunge attire.
We challenge you to take the PLUNGE into the Lake with us on New Year's Day at Hanging Rock State Park.
The event is from 1-3 with the plunge taking place at 2pm.
Ages 14 and up. If under 18 must have consent of parent or guardian.
Uncorked Painting Series at the Green Heron
December 3rd theme: Christmas Tree
$25 price includes: blank canvas, paint, brushes and snacks! Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Only 20 seats available. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
1/2 prices on glasses and bottles of wine
Kara Slawter will demonstrate paint techniques that you can use and she can help walk you through your painting process.
Download the November Flyer or the December Flyer and post at your work.
The Green Heron is located on Flinchum Rd., in Danbury, NC.
In the Gallery for November - Phil Jones
The Stokes County Arts Council is proud to host Phil Jones in the Apple Gallery during the month of November 2014. An opening reception will be held in his honor at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina on Friday, October 24th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Phil Jones, a native of Wisconsin discovered art at an early age because of an art teacher who recognized his talent for three-dimensional sculpture and clay. This teacher encouraged Jones to take art throughout his school career. Because of her influence, Jones went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education (with an emphasis in ceramics and glass blowing) from Western Carolina University.
Presently, Jones is teaching art at South Stokes High School. Jones feels his work manifests a spiritual quality and feels his God given talent has enabled him to teach. His students challenge him to explore new ideas and concepts in his art. The combination of these two influences keep him alert, creative and productive. Jones has this to say about his work, “Since I have always been fascinated in the planetary, environmental and atmospheric sciences, I strive to emulate the special effects created by nature. In creating my pottery, I try to capture the variety and vividness of colors that the gasses produce in the universe.”
Phil Jones resides in Germanton, North Carolina with his wife, Greta, and two children, Jordan and Luke.
The Stokes County Arts Council is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by the Apple Gallery to view this beautiful exhibit by Phil Jones. The exhibit will be on display October 22nd through November 25th.
Stokes Stomp T-shirts On Sale for $10.
Did you miss your opportunity to purchase a Commemorative 40th Annual Stokes Stomp TShirt?? If so, you now have a chance to own your very own for $10. Sizes available are 3XL, 2XL, XL, Large, Meduim, & Small. Stop into the Stokes County Arts Council and purchase one TODAY, and you will also receive a Stokes Stomp 2006 or 2007 CD of your choice with a T-Shirt Purchase! Once remaining Shirts sell out, they will be gone for good.
Stokes County Artists - There are many talented visual
artists living in Stokes County. The Visual Arts Committee has started
to gather those talented folks in one place in order to showcase
their artwork. If you are an artist and would like to submit images
to the gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more artists and images please vist the Stokes County Arts Council's
Visual Artist's page at: www.pbase.com/stokesarts
Please Note: Anyone
with disability(ies) who needs an accommodation to participate at
any Stokes County Arts Council event or program is requested to
inform us 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event or program.