Get Out of the Cold with February Events at the VCAC

pottery by Lisa Beams
Pottery by Lisa Beams.

The Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center is planning two events this month: “Valentine Songs for the Heart” on Friday, February 12 from 6-8:30 p.m., and the Artists Open House, showcasing demonstrations to ignite the inner artist on Saturday, February 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

Both events will be held in the main gallery room at 200 S. Main, located in Vicksburg’s downtown district. They are open to the public without charge.

“Valentine Songs for the Heart” will feature a musical night of classic romantic music and songs. Those attending will be inspired to dance cheek to cheek on the dance floor with Leigh Fryling on vocals and Phil Timko on guitar serenading with music from a bygone era. Specialty coffees and teas prepared and served by the Gallery Barista along with light appetizers, chocolate, and roses for the ladies will add to this delightful evening.

At the Open House, gallery artists will provide a variety of demonstrations throughout the day. Artists showcasing their artistic skills include Helen Kleczynski, watercolor painting techniques; Terri Nugent, glass bead jewelry; Dina Hadley and Lisa Beams, pottery wheel basics; Kass Kalvig, acrylic painting techniques; and Kim Marston with a digital photography demonstration. Those attending are encouraged to talk with the artists who will be happy to talk about tips and techniques of their medium.

The Vicksburg Cultural & Arts Center focuses on a wide range of work including painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, leather, metal, fiber, wood and photography as well as providing space for music and performing arts events. The Arts Center hosts readings, workshops and demonstrations. Those events and a speaker series are planned in the future.  For more information on how to exhibit at the gallery, email or visit

The Vicksburg DDA is an economic development organization that promotes and embraces Vicksburg’s rich heritage by showcasing unique boutiques in historic storefronts, and offers dining, event and entertainment experiences to enhance quality of life opportunities in the region. For more details, visit

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