CCAC Announces Details of Celebration of the Arts
The board of the Clay County Arts Council has announced the date for their annual Celebration of the Arts, and this year's honorees. Details of the annual dinner event have also been released. This year's Celebration of the Arts will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Rector Community Center. In keeping with tradition, the doors will open at 6 p.m. for patrons to browse and bid on silent auction items. This year a number of locally-produced art pieces will be featured, ranging from canvas art to jewelry to hand-crafted serving pieces.
The event also serves to honor long-time supporters of the arts in Clay County and of the Clay County Arts Council’s programming. This year's honorees will be Sue Hoggard, of Piggott, and Jessie Malin of Rector. “Both ladies are well-loved and respected in their communities and have been members of CCAC since its inception,” a spokesperson noted. “They are present at events, always bringing a group of friends to share in the fun.”
Traveling Wisk will cater the event with entertainment provided by Sherry Jennings and Chrissy Pazanowski. They'll be joined by Sophie Simmons, contestant in Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant, who will present one of her dance numbers which always garners rave reviews.
Tickets are the customary $30 for members and $35 for non-members, and are currently on sale at a variety of locations. In Rector they may be purchased at the Rector Water Office or Honeysuckle and Home. They're also available at City Market, The Nest, Madpie's Tea Room and Shoppes and Suzy's in Piggott. The event is reserved seating only, and tickets will not be available at the door.