What’s Up Your Arts March 2020

Whats Up Your Arts Newsletter

Welcome to What's Up Your Arts March 2020. In this issue: New Board, STHY Project Updates, New Art Project Launch and more!

What’s Up Your Arts March 2020

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 ChairDiana Johnson, Director of Community Outreach
Diana Johnson as new Vice-chair of the BoardJohn Keiffer, Creative Director and Chair of the “Save the Hall, Y’all” Project
Tina Powers as PresidentJohn Tatum, Elder Musical Statesman
Shawn Duncan as Vice PresidentRick Kranz, Director of Digital Marketing
Bruce Bland as Secretary
Bonnie Bray as Treasurer
Emma Thomas, newest Board member
The New 2020 Up Your Arts Board of Directors

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

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. 

Upcoming Events

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
Downtown Southport

Plein Air 2020 Flyer

Artist Registration is now open! LEARN MORE HERE

Volunteer Opportunities & Future Projects

Up Your Arts is Planning these Upcoming Events:

Thursday Nights

Summer Concert Series

UYA is supporting the Southport Thursday night Summer Concert Series. Every Thursday, 6-8 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day, coordinated by Tina Powers.

June/July 2020

July 4th Festival

UYA has been appointed to co-ordinate afternoon musicians and music groups for the Annual Southport Fourth of July Festival.

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
  • Newsletter

Please email submissions@upyourarts.org with your interest in any of the above volunteer opportunities.

Thank You!

Thank you for catching up with us

Until the next one…Sign up. Show up. Celebrate and enjoy!

The folks at Up Your Arts

Published On: March 21, 2020 | Category: , | Tags:

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