Welcome to the Up Your Arts newsletter! This is Up Your Arts’ first of many monthly newsletters! From now on you’ll get monthly updates on current Up Your Arts news & projects, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. We got a lot going on ladies and gents so buckle up!
Board of Directors of Up Your Arts for 2020
Welcome to our new 2020 Board of Directors!
|Changes to the BOD effective February 2020:
|Remaining in position:
|Robert Carroll as new Board Chair
|Diana Johnson, Director of Community Outreach
|Diana Johnson as new Vice-chair of the Board
|John Keiffer, Creative Director and Chair of the “Save the Hall, Y’all” Project
|Tina Powers as President
|John Tatum, Elder Musical Statesman
|Shawn Duncan as Vice President
|Rick Kranz, Director of Digital Marketing
|Bruce Bland as Secretary
|Bonnie Bray as Treasurer
|Emma Thomas, newest Board member
Thank you to Ken Schnedetz for his two year reign as Board Chair — off to pursue further artistic endeavors.
Other Newness! Kelly Kranz as Social Media Coordinator, Trish Scullion as Volunteer Resource Coordinator, Mikki McSherry as Volunteer Grant Coordinator and Liz Snyder as the Moore Street Project Coordinator.
Save The Hall, Y’all Project Updates
We will be making safe access into the building this month to complete “As-built” drawings. These measurements and drawings will be provided pro bono by Rich Bandera of Bandera Architecture.
Additional upcoming action items:
- General engineering survey
- Still and video documentation of the existing structure
- Community-wide presentation and listening events (many more to schedule)
- To date this has included: The Southport Historic Society, The Southport/OKI Chamber of Commerce, Southport Baptist Church Volunteer Missions Fair, Saint Peter Lutheran Church Salute to Love
Thanks to all the musicians who have helped support us in fundraising for the Save the Hall Ya’ll Project!
- Randy Lewis and the Back Porch Rockers at their Annual Fan Appreciation Concert
- Southport Chamber Players, A Salute to Love on Valentines Day at Saint Peter Lutheran Church
- Humbertico “Juan” Fernando, raised funds during his Lazy Turtle Concert
- Jim Hackett at Doc Meridian’s Winery
- Nowcat at Southport Tap Room (upcoming March 7th)
- Lockwood River Band in Winding River (upcoming April 25th)
UYA Launches the Moore Street Project
Up Your Arts is pleased to announce a brand new opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their art in the heart of Southport. We are calling it The Moore Street Project.
Andrew Laing and Bridget Reichhart, the owners of the Moore Street Market have invited Up Your Arts to select and install original artwork in their very cool, eclectic deli/cafe. We will have room to hang lots of original 2-D artwork throughout their intimate dining and meeting areas. A limited amount of space will also be available in which to display and sell 3-D art.
If you are an artist interested in displaying and selling your artwork, then click here to learn how to join the project.
Wine It Down Thursdays
Uncorked by The Sea will be hosting wine tastings to support the Save The Hall Ya’ll Project every Thursday in March, 5-7 pm with quiet musical support from: Two + 2, 3/5 Sarah Boyson, 3/12 Mike Wilkins, 3/19 Nowcat, 3/26 Check out Two + 2, 2020 Maggie Award winners, tonight!
Nowcat Up Your Arts Benefit Show
When: March 7th Time: 6PM-9PM Where: Southport Tap and Cellar Join Nowcat for an evening filled with songs from their new album MEOW. The duo of guitarist and singer-songwriter, Richard D’Anjolell and Shelia Bell, perform and write music, entertaining crowds wherever they go. Click for more event details!
Open Mic at American Fish
April 2nd Kicks Off Open Mic Season at American Fish New sound and lighting systems installed at American Fish will make open mic even more awesome!
Open Mic 2020 Season Schedule:
LunaSea ………………………… April 2nd
Gary Textor …………………….. April 9th
Nowcat ………………………….. April 16th
Mike Wilkins …………………… April 23rd
Lockwood River Band ……… April 30th
Dave’s Not Home ……………. May 7th
Radio Rehab ………………….. May 14th
Justin Jernigan ……………….. May 21st
Bands on the Runway
May 2nd, 2PM-7PM
Cape Fear Regional Jet Port
Featuring The Brunswick Big Band & a soul band from West Virginia, The Exiles. Good music, food trucks, beer truck, two stages, under one big tent!
Tickets will go on sale soon! Sponsorship opportunities are available now @ $250.
The 2020 Southport Plein Air Festival
May 15th &16th, All Day
Artist Registration is now open! LEARN MORE HERE
Volunteer Opportunities & Future Projects
Up Your Arts is Planning these Upcoming Events:
Volunteer Openings include:
- Thursday evening concert series
- Memorial day through labor day
- Plein Air Committee
- Plein Air Event
- Jet Port Event
- Fourth of July Festival
- Tracking down who, what, and when
- IE: event and venue schedules
- Developing Friends of the Arts Center Membership Group
Please email email@example.com with your interest in any of the above volunteer opportunities.
Thank you for catching up with us
Until the next one…Sign up. Show up. Celebrate and enjoy!
The folks at Up Your Arts