With the success of the Arts & Moore Auction behind it, the staff at the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center is busy developing programming for 2017. You can count on a return of the Art Stroll, the Auction, Art Exhibits, demonstrations and collaborations with various art guilds throughout the year, as it did in 2016. New programming for 2017 includes the Coffeehouse Concert Series, Arts Center Membership Program, Summer Concerts in the Park, Focus on Young Artists (a month long series of programs in May), workshops and classes, and pop-up events.
The Coffeehouse Concert Series begins in January and will be held every third Friday at 7 p.m., except in May when the concert moves to May 26 to accommodate the Vicksburg High School Art Exhibit May 19. The series will feature seasoned musicians from the area and will always be held in the cozy atmosphere of the Gallery at 200 S. Main Street in downtown Vicksburg. Tickets will be $5 per person and specialty coffees will be available for purchase. Seating will be limited to 45. They have booked their first two concerts in this series with the talented Dani Jamerson Band, country, rock and blues leading off on January 20 and The Pnuckleheads, a delightful American Roots acoustic band playing February 19.
You can also now become a member of the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center. The new membership program was developed to offer useful benefits for members as well as a way for members to support the Arts Center. Individual memberships are $50 for the year and include a 10 percent discount on purchases in the gallery and a discounts on Arts Center selected events. A Household membership is $85 and covers two adults and children 17 and under residing in the same household. The Household membership also offers a member discount on one workshop. Additional member levels are available. Details can be found on line at http://www.vicksburgarts.com, at the Gallery, 200 S. Main Street or by calling Syd Bastos at (269) 501-1347.
Details for Summer Concerts, Focus on Young Artists and workshops and more are under way now. You can follow details of Arts Center programming as it develops on line at http://www.vicksburgarts.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/vicksburgculturalartscenter/ or email the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a monthly newsletter.