October 3, 2007
Coweta Artist Kay Moore Admitted to Mecca Fest in Carrollton
One of the indicators of the burgeoning cultural renaissance in the Southside counties was the opening several years ago of the magnificent Carrollton Cultural Arts Building and one of the most prestigious arts events on the Southside has become the annual Mecca Fest held there, and to which few artists are invited to participate. One of those so honored is Kay Moore of Newnan, the owner and resident artist of Sookie's Glass Art Studio.
Below is the Mecca Fest announcement followed by some of the art works Moore will be displaying there:
This is how the program works. Patrons purchase award ribbons which will have their name or business printed on it. These are issued in $50 increments, with the full purchase amount going to the artist whose work the Patron selects. The Patron is able to "award" that artist their ribbon, which is displayed throughout the festival.
The Patron also receives $50 in "Mecca Bucks" for each award to spend with each winning artist they select. In addition to shopping early for their selection of artwork, all participating Patrons are invited to meet the artists at the Friday night Opening reception at the loft home of Tom and Jan Nielsen.
Since each artist's acceptance into the festival has been juried, the quality of artwork and craftsmanship remains very high and collectable. Knowing that the local patrons support the festival through early sales, many artists are encouraged to return yearly for this taste of "Southern Hospitality". Not all festivals offer as many opportunities for the towns-people and artists to interact and socialize with one another, and this fact alone promises continued success.
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