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We are very excited to bring you all the community has to offer in one convenient location.

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Calling All Vendors – Winter Block Party 2014

Lancaster Performing Arts is now accepting applications for holiday crafters and food vendors for the 2014 Winter Block Party. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014 in downtown Lancaster from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

This FREE family friendly event will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live musical performances, holiday booths, and concessionaires. The Winter Block Party is a great opportunity to introduce your food or crafts to the many residents and visitors drawn to downtown Lancaster during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, December 6th include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, Santa Train & Workshop and much more!

For more information, contact Jimola W. Wade by calling 803-289-1494, by email at jwade@lancastercitysc.com or visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

VENDOR CONTRACT

 

FOOD VENDOR CONTRACT

 




 

Metal Bottle Tree/Sculpture Workshops
at Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio

Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a non-profit agency, is sponsoring metal bottle tree/sculpture classes at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio on these Saturdays from 9am – 4pm: September 20, October 11, November 15, and December 13 in 2014. $100 per student includes all supplies. Students will work with Doster to design, cut, weld, and polish their own creations. Expect to get dirty while having fun – wear old clothing and closed-toe shoes. Class breaks for mid-day meal : bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the private garden and gallery or plan to dine at a local restaurant. Doster has worked with hundreds of thousands of students since the 1970’s and his works are in galleries, museums, corporate, governmental and educational settings, public and private collections worldwide. Backstreet Studio is located at 217 East Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720. Call 803-285-9190 or email rcdoster@comporium.net to register. More artist information at www.bobdoster.com.  More information on Avant Garde Center for the Arts at https://www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist.


Holiday Market

Applications are now available for the second annual Artisans of the Olde English District & Downtown Holiday Market to be held December 6th from 10am until 4pm at 212 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC as part of a weekend-long Red Rose Holiday Tour.  Applications are online at https://www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist .  The artisans and holiday market is promoted throughout the region and beyond, is an indoor show, and is made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation, the City of Lancaster, Mitch & Mandy Norrell and other sponsors.   
The Red Rose Holiday Tour includes a multitude of holiday open houses at galleries, gift shops, designers, cultural centers, and historical locations, in addition to annual Native American Art and Piedmont Folk Art Sales, Home tours, Winter Block Party, Santa Train & Workshop, Food & Beverage pairings, jewelry trunk show, free Concerts, all-day Lancaster Performing Arts downtown stage entertainment, and the opportunity to gift everyone on your list with original works by talented artisans!

Avant Garde Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization which supports and fosters partnerships with existing arts providers with a focus on cultural ourism, creative economy, community-based arts & culture, arts in education, and neighborhood public art.  For show applications and information, contact Cherry Doster at cmstevens@comporium.net.

For more information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour email Cherry at cdoster@lancastercitysc.com ,  call 803-289-1492

 


Mahaffee's Art Workshops

All classes are held at Mahaffee’s Studio, 2875 New Hope Road, Lancaster SC 29720

Register NOW by calling (803) 289-6473

Raku Hand-building Clay Workshop- This workshop is designed to teach clay hand building techniques such as coiling, modeling, and slabbing.  Also, the history of Japanese Raku firing techniques will be taught. Participants will get to raku fire several of their hand built pots. All other clay items produced will be fired the traditional way with dinner safe glaze. $120 will cover 25lbs of clay, glazes, firings and instructions. Class size is limited to ten. This workshop will meet Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 &24th, and Dec. 1st from 4-6pm.

Silk Painting Workshop- Learn the Asian way of painting with dye and resist medium to create your own silk painting or scarf. All supplies are furnished. Afternoon classes; Dec. 1st & 2nd 5-7pm OR morning classes Dec. 3rd & 4th; 11-1pm. $30 fee. 

Raku Hand-building Clay Workshop- This workshop is designed to teach clay hand building techniques such as coiling, modeling, and slabbing.  Also, the history of Japanese Raku firing techniques will be taught. Participants will get to raku fire several of their hand built pots. All other clay items produced will be fired the traditional way with dinner safe glaze. $120 will cover 25lbs of clay, glazes, firings and instructions. Class size is limited to ten. This workshop will meet Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 &24th, and Dec. 1st from 4-6pm.

Silk Painting Workshop- Learn the Asian way of painting with dye and resist medium to create your own silk painting or scarf. All supplies are furnished. Afternoon classes; Dec. 1st & 2nd 5-7pm OR morning classes Dec. 3rd & 4th; 11-1pm. $30 fee.

 


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