The arts council is sponsoring “All Fired Up On Main”: A Fire Hydrant Painting Project. The MAAC in collaboration with the city of Bennettsville is pleased to invite artists to submit proposals for the design on existing Main Street fire hydrants. These are the identified hydrants located between Main Street and Tyson Avenue and Main Street at 15-401 by-pass.

The goal if this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local individuals, civic groups, schools and churches while displaying creative artwork throughout the downtown area. There is not a specific theme required, though designs must be suitable for public viewing, the top red or green caps must remain those colors, and no more than 20% of the hydrants can be black.

There is no cost to submit your hydrant artwork. All paint and supplies are provided by the artists, although assistance will be given as needed. A $100.00 stipend will be given to the winning design, at project completion.

All drawings must be received by the Arts Council by Friday, October 3, 2014. Please call the office at 479-6982 for more information and location of your hydrant.

Wine and Design Classes to continue in the Fall

Bring your favorite beverage, a group of friends, and your hidden artistic talents for two sessions of four nights full of fun, fellowship and great art. In each class you will be taught, step-by-step, to paint an original acrylic painting, that you will be able to take home that evening, or a seasonally based art project. The cost is $30.00 per session which includes all you supplies or $80.00 for all four!. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings beginning October 7,14,21,and 28 and November 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Fee is required prior to the class. Check back for a listing of each night’s art project. Call the office to reserve your spot.

Youth Artist Series 2014-2015 to continue

Our third year of offering the Youth Artist series is continuing. This year the schools will be featured in the following months. Stop by the office each month and check out all the young talents that Marlboro County has to offer. The final showing will be held May 4, 2015 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the arts council office, located at 303 E. Market Street, Bennettsville, SC.

September: McColl K-8
October: Wallace K-8
November: School of Discovery and Marlboro Academy
December: Bennettsville Primary
January: Blenheim
February: Clio K-8
March: Marlboro County High School
April: Bennettsville Intermediate
May 4, 2015: Show


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