The final artists’ meeting for the second annual Spring Hill Art Walk is planned for Thursday night.
Despite the more than 20 artists who have signed on for this year’s art walk, locals wishing to showcase their work at the Sept. 17 event may still participate.
Interested artists must simply message the Spring Hill Art Walk via its Facebook page or email organizer Arica Robinson at email@example.com. The final artists’ meeting for the event is slated for Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Old Spring Hill High School, located at 1220 School St.
Various businesses and churches along Main Street will display the artwork along the event route, which starts at the Spring Hill Arts Center’s gallery and proceeds along Main Street to the front lawn of Ferguson Hall. The event runs from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
“We have both new and familiar artists showing at the art walk this year,” said organizer Arica Robinson. “And they are all amazing talents. Spring Hill is in for a real treat in September.”
In addition, three well-known Spring Hill music groups plan to perform along the route of the art walk. Attendees can listen to the Spring Hill Orchestra and Pickin’ in the Park on the front lawn of Ferguson Hall, while Spring Hill’s HarMonix perform at Restoration Church.
Spring Hill Art Walk builds on successful start last year
The Spring Hill Art Walk began last year when Robinson and her husband decided to start one in partnership with the Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC) nonprofit. At the time, SHAC was just being revived.
Although the Arts Center has remained active in the community in some capacity, after the nonprofit’s venue on Old School Street shuttered due to fire code violations two years ago, the organization lost both its place to perform and its source of income. As a result, the SHAC executive board folded until it was revived last September.
“My husband and I have lived in spring hill for 12 years now,” Robinson said. “We would go to other cities and visit art walks, and we absolutely loved them. We kept thinking Spring Hill needs to do this. We love Main Street in Spring Hill, with its beautiful churches and history, and so we just kept saying it should be done and we guess we’re the ones to do it.”
The event has grown since its inauguration last year, with many more participating businesses and about double the amount of children’s activities provided by local groups and organizations.
The Spring Hill Art Walk is a free community event presented by nonprofit Spring Hill Arts Center. SHAC was the city’s first nonprofit arts program. It currently holds auditions, art shows, classes, workshops and other events in the Old Spring Hill High School on School Street.
For more information about the participating artists and to view samples of the work that will be on display, visit the art walk Facebook page.
Quint Qualls covers Spring Hill for Home Page Media Group. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.