Celebration of the Arts Luncheon Sets August Date – Shelby County Reporter

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By MEG HERNDON | Staff writer

Colombia – The Shelby County Arts Council will hold its “All that Jazz” Celebration of the Arts Luncheon on Saturday, August 13 to raise money to support SCAC outreach programs.

The Celebration of the Arts Luncheon has been held for over fifteen years and is hosted by the Culture, Novella, and Vignette Federated Women’s Clubs, who work together to raise funds during the event.

“I’m a big believer in arts and education,” said Novella member Pam Johnson. “I think arts is an integral part of education and that’s why we do everything we can to expand knowledge and help students enhance their learning experience.”

Some of these programs include At Risk Youth Art and Music Therapy Programs at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center, Writing Our Stories—a 10-week creative writing program at the Columbiana and Montevallo and Vincent School—and youth scholarships for financially disadvantaged families.

Lunch will be held in the Grande Hall at Old Mill Square in Columbiana and doors open at 10:00 am, entertainment and lunch begin at 11:00 am

Guests can enjoy “All that Jazz” with a New Orleans-style catered lunch from The Fish Market and live music from The Chuck King Band.

During lunch, there is a silent auction featuring artwork and items by local artists, including paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and other handcrafted items.

A donated quilt can be won in a raffle. The quilt is a variation on the Ohio Star Friendship quilt made by Phyllis Matthews for the late Dottie Bearden, who previously owned it. Raffle tickets are $2 each or $5 for three.

There will also be an artists’ market where various artists will offer their works to participants for sale.

Tickets can be purchased online for $35 per person or $325 for a table of eight. Interested parties can reserve at Shelbycountyartscouncil.com/2021-celebration-of-the-arts-luncheon/ or call 205-669-0044.

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