Avon Arts Celebration Returns to Harry A. Nottingham Park
The second annual Avon Arts Celebration takes place 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 23rd and 24th and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th. The three-day outdoor event features over 100 booths featuring juried artists from across the nation representing painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and much more. “Avon is honored to host such an impressive collection of artists with more variety, quality, and national recognition then we have seen in over 10 years,” stated Danita Dempsey, Culture, Arts & Special Event Manager.
Artists are traveling from California, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Kansas, Wyoming, and beyond to be a part of the second annual festival and will all have original artwork that is one of a kind. This free outdoor juried fine art show will be presented on the grassy grounds of Nottingham Park and will include painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, metal, and woodwork, and much more. Come and discover your next treasure or heirloom.
Featured artists include:
Paul Nzalamba an artist hailing from Los Angeles whose work is African Batiks on cotton. The artwork is based on themes of universal values such as family, friendship, hope, happiness, peace, and love.
Jess Davila an international award winning from Sonora, Mexico. Jess Davila creates with stone from throughout the world, bringing each piece to life after studying and deciding what it is, that particular piece wants to be, working in marble, onyx, alabaster, calcite, or any other stone Jess selects. Davila is also the founder of the Arts and Cultural Center in Huachinera, Sonora, Mexico.
Sabrina Frey uses thousands of hand glued glass beads to create unique mosaic paintings and joins us all the way from Mint Hill, North Carolina. Each wonderful creation draws visitors in with their vibrant sparkles of colors that create an immersive and tactile experience. With her experience as a professor of Interior Architecture at UNC, she has developed many innovative techniques for work with glass beads. As a nature lover Sabrina uses her beads to represent life by creating highly detailed representational art of animals, landscapes, and the elements. The beading techniques she has developed allow her to create immersive and tactile mosaics that embody the DNA of each piece. As with nature they are a diverse aggregate of smaller parts that make one cohesive and unique body.
Tina Hoffer has been a passionate woodworker for over 20 years. Widowed in 2013, Tina took to honing her woodworking hobby into a woman owned business. Now she creates accessories like Cutting Boards, Serving Platters, Brunch Boards, Dipping Trays and Kitchen Utensils. Tina believes in the sublet beauty of embracing one’s own circumstances, flaws, and imperfections. Pieces of wood that most woodworkers would have discarded because of their flaws have now been saved from disuse and created into functional art pieces. Her masterful eye carefully selects the woods for their grains and more importantly, their flaws, cracks, and voids. She then creates functional art pieces with semi-precious stones, such as Turquoise, Lapis, Chrysocolla and Malachite making the imperfect pieces whole again.
- What: Avon Arts Celebration
- Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park
- When: Friday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 24th 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 25th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transportation & Parking: The use of public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the plaza.