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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARTSTOBER2023 UPDATES AND SBPC WELCOMES COLLEY WHISSON – SEPTEMBER 2023
Sanford, September 1, 2023 – The Sanford Brush and Palette Club (SBPC) announces additional events during ARTSTOBER2023, and the SBPC welcomes international artist and instructor Colley Whisson to Sanford to teach two painting workshops.
ARTSTOBER2023 is an opportunity for Sanford and Lee County to showcase the talented visual artists of our region in three family-friendly shows. In addition to the Student Art Show, the 58th Annual Art Show, and the Bowl and Vessel Show, the SBPC presents two special events during October: Art After Dark, an opportunity to meet the participating artists in an evening social on October 20 from 6-8PM, and Art Angels Day, an outdoor interactive art experience for youth on October 21 from 11AM-3PM. Attendees at Art Angels Day will enjoy face painting, henna tattoos, art projects and visual demonstrations, and more.
All events take place at the Mann Center of NC, 507 N. Steele Street in Sanford. The community may view a full event schedule at sanfordarts.org/artstober/.
This September the SBPC welcomes international artist and instructor Colley Whisson to Sanford for two weeks of oil and acrylic workshops. Thirty students from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are attending his classes, bringing arts tourism dollars directly to our community. All workshops are currently sold out.
- September 9, 2023: Art Meets Ag at the Sanford Farmers’ Market
- October 4-7: Student Art Show
- October 14-21 Annual Art Show
- October 20 from 6-8PM: Art After Dark and Artist Meet and Greet
- October 21 from 11AM-3PM: Art Angels Day, an outdoor interactive art experience
- October 25-29: Bowl and Vessel Show
The Sanford Brush and Palette Club (SBPC) was founded in 1964 with seven members, and has grown to a membership of more than one-hundred diverse, talented artists. The SBPC celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2023, and the values of the founding members, who believed that fellowship and education were important to artistic growth, continue to be a theme in the current organization.
Visit sanfordarts.org for more information.