ART ON THE SQUARE – An Outdoor Fine Arts Event Saturday, June 8, 10 until 6

Art on the SquareJoin artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for ART ON THE SQUARE, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton.  Artists will present their work on the grassy lawn of the Historic Old Courthouse in the center of Downtown Morganton.   Painters, Jewelers, Photographers, Sculptors, Woodworkers, and more will be participating in this one day event.

Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city.  In a recent issue, Southern Living Magazine called Morganton “a small town we love”.   “This Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

Art on the Square is a juried fine arts show.  It will coincide with the Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition being held at the arts council and three retail galleries in Morganton.

Art on the Square is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department.

While visiting the old courthouse lawn this weekend for Art on the Square, stop by and take part in the creation of a beautiful new mosaic.  The Burke Arts Council Mosaic Window Project is a participatory public art project led by artist Debbi Van Ordstrand.  It will involve children, families and adults in creating a 6 ½ ‘ x 3 ½’  mosaic for one of the windows of the Burke Arts Council facing the old courthouse square.  The public is invited to create a mosaic “Tree of Life,” using tile, colored glass, mirror, and rocks indigenous to the area.  Hope to see you on Saturday!

Hosting these fine regional artists:  Chris Boone, JD Carter, Derrick Chalfant, Julie Ciolfoletti, Lon & Carol Coulter, Dean & Lynn Curfman, Alan Derveaux, Cindy Douglass, Diane Enger, Mary Ervin, Becki Henderson-Gow, Jason Green, Alice Greko, Carol Griffin, David Kaylor, Casey & Tom Kilgore, Kimberly Lajzer, Debbie Maya, Connie Molland, Elaine Moore, Kelly Ann Moore, Larry Moore, Beth Oczkowski, Gary Ritchie & Amber Rickertsen, Anthony Seymour, Skill Creations, Suzie Rowland, Courtney Tomchik, Anita Walling, Nancy Whalley, Matt Wegleitner & Allie Fisher.