Saturday, June 19, 2010

Calling all artists!

The Piedmont Arts and Crafts has reopened under new management. Their goal is to be open 6 days a week selling arts and crafts that have been made by our local artists. If you are an artist actively producing artwork, it would be wise to contact Sarah Blanton. Just go to and she will be more than happy to hear from you! Remember, you can't sell it unless you get it out there to the people!

Mark your calendars!

Hi everyone. Mark your calendars for the next MG downtown crawl on July 16. The Piedmont Arts Guild and the Piedmont Center for the Arts will be having child centered activities. Last night we had snow cones, cotton candy, wood turning demonstrations (where your child could take home a small souvenir), and a "make your own art" area for kids AND adults! Did I mention the live entertainment? Thanks to Liz, Ronnie, Leah, and Frank for their sweet sounds! If you missed it, there's always July. Make sure you don't miss that one--I'm sure we'll have even MORE stuff to do then!

Scenes from the Downtown Crawl June 2010

We had a great turn out last night! Thanks to all who participated!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Piedmont Arts Guild Meeting

We will be having a meeting at the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 17th at 5:30. We will be discussing and preparing for the MG Downtown Crawl on June 18th. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mark your calendars

Don't miss the next Mount Gilead Downtown Crawl on June 18th! Come out and join the fun. The Piedmont Center for the Arts will have an activity for children.
This is Tommie Robinson's painting of some town folk. The past, present and future of Mount Gilead shown in the lovely faces. You can see this painting as it hangs in the Piedmont Center for the Arts next time you are in town! As you can see, we have a multi-cultural community.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came to the Mount Gilead Downtown Crawl. We wanted to create something for people to do on Friday nights in the summer. I think we are off to a great start!

Pics from the Downtown Crawl

Kids participating in the "draw your own" center at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. They did a great job!

The entertainment was excellent! A little live music adds so much!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mount Gilead Downtown Crawl

Don't miss the Downtown Crawl May 21st starting at 6pm. We will have music and refreshments. The Children's Show will be on display as well as other artwork from the guild members. Crawl down the street and check out all the other stores!

Pics from the Children's Show

One student smiles proudly with her work while another checks out his award winning art! Students seem to enjoy the art show!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Other Haps At Piedmont Center for the Arts

My friend Jack Reyome is a wood turner here in Mount Gilead. Check out some of his awesome creations.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our children's art reception was a smashing sucess! Lots of parents and students came out to see the artwork! If you missed it, the Piedmont Center for the Arts will be open late night on May 21st. Come and join us! 111 Main St. Mount Gilead NC

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The children's art show has been hung! Come and see it at the Piedmont Center for the Arts in downtown Mount Gilead - April 29, 2010 from 4:30 to 6.

Welcome to our Blog

This is our first art blog in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. It will include all aspects of art in our community - and I'm Celia Blake - the art teacher at Mt. Gilead Elementary School. Come join us and see what all is going on with art in our community. We're getting ready for an art show of children at our school.