ATTENTION: Due to the weather forecast for this Sunday, "Christmas in Danbury" has been moved to next Sunday, December 15, from 1:00PM to 5:45PM. Share this with your friends and family! Thank you in advance!
Christmas in Danbury - Dec. 15th 1pm - 5:45pm The Stokes County Arts Council, Town of Danbury, Artist’s Way Creations, Stokes County Historical Society, and the Danbury Public Library will host “Christmas in Historic Danbury” on Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The artwork of Ken Bridle, Pam Buchanan, Bruce Burgess, Carol Carroll, Rebecca Dresser, Frank Duncan, Pat Jensen, Margaret (T J) Kuhlmann, Carolyn Landreth, Craig Richards, Kara Slawter, Monty Stevens, Lisa Visek, and many more artists/artisans will be featured in the “Apple Gallery” of the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina.
A reception will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Apple Gallery and the public is invited to join us for refreshments. Lisa Visek will be in the gallery with her loom creating a beautiful work of art. Santa, Mrs. Santa and Sammie the Elf will be available for photographs at Artist’s Way Creations with children and adults (photos - small fee). Dine at Artist’s Way Creations, where delicious desserts, breads and dinner will be available for purchase. Also, at Artist’s Way Creations, outstanding performances throughout the afternoon including the South Stokes Chorus under the direction of Christina Holland, The New London Church Youth, Imani Graves, CC Dance Company under the director of Claudia Cotter, and the fabulous Season’s Best Carolers in Victorian period dress.
Additionally, the Town of Danbury will host musical performances by Tim Sands, Annette and Alan Bullins, Dustin Pyrtle, Lori Coe, the Burgess family, and additional entertainment in front of the Old Danbury Courthouse (across from the Stokes County Arts Council and Artist’s Way Creations). Weather permitting, horse and carriage rides will be provided by Lee Inman and “Charlie” in Danbury 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (small fee). The restored 1859 Wilson Fulton House (Stokes Museum of History) will be open to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for tours (small fee).
The Danbury Public Library is joining “Christmas in Historic Danbury” this year with hours open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit the library’s history room; children are invited to participate in arts and crafts activities and enjoy decorating the library’s holiday tree.
The Town of Danbury will host the tree lighting ceremony and caroling with Season’s Best Carolers beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Historic Danbury Courthouse with opening remarks by Mayor Janet Whitt. Tree lighting honoree will be Stokes County Veteran Service Officer Larry Hunsucker. In behalf of the Town of Danbury, Mayor Janet Whitt, Town Council members and Danbury citizens will present a “Proclamation Designating the Town of Danbury as a Purple Heart Town” to Military Service Officer David Taylor with Chapter 638 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Commander Jim Schaller with Chapter 638 of the Military Order Of The Purple Heart of Winston-Salem and Senior Vice-Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of North Carolina. The public is invited to join all of us for an old fashion “Christmas in Historic Danbury.” For more information concerning this event, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or the Town of Danbury at (336) 593-2002.
Stokes County Arts Council Sponsored: Reception, Weaving Demonstration by Lisa Visek, Caroling by students, Mr. and Mrs. Santa and Little Sammy Elf, Open Gallery with various artists, Dickens Carolers
Also sponsored by the Arts Council, but located at Artist’s Way:
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – South Stokes Chorus (Director, Christina Holland)
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – The New London Youth/Imani Graves
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – CC Dance Company (Director, Claudia Cotter)
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. – Carolers
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Gallery Open/Caroling/Town of Danbury Program/
5:00 p.m. until – Town Message, Tree Lighting Service, Carolers
John Cowan In Concert - January 26, 2014 3:30pm South Stokes High School
Tickets online at johncowan.brownpapertickets.com or at the Stokes County Arts Council.
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 email@example.com.
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.