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September 29 from 6-8 PM - Gala Reception honoring Kenny Brown, internationally known blues artist.  During the reception we will unveil the cast of Brown that Sharon McConnell-Dickerson is preparing.  There will be blues music and a meal served. Price is $50 per person with proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Von Theater who are working to create a blues museum at the old Von Theater and DeSoto Arts Council.

Gala on Sept 29 for musicians participating in the Front Porch Jubilee. : Specially priced tickets for Front Porch Jubilee participating musicians only.

September 29 from 6-8 PM - Gala Reception honoring Kenny Brown, internationally known blues artist. During the reception we will unveil the cast of Brown that Sharon McConnell-Dickerson is preparing. There will be blues music and a meal served. Price is $50 per person with proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Von Theater who are working to create a blues museum at the old Von Theater and DeSoto Arts Council


 

 

FREE VIEWING

 Sept. 9 - Oct. 7 from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday.
 
October 14 10-until finished (most of the day)
What a gift to keep always!  The workshop is limited to 12 people and the cost is $75/person.  A detailed replica of you and your child holding hands or a grandparent's hand cast in this durable material would make a lasting Christmas gift.  And it is educational for all of us to hear Sharon discuss how her life has transitioned as she has lost her sight.

 Click here for Sharon's Bio
 

2017 RED DOOR MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION
2017 RED DOOR MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION Event Date:  November 12, 2017

Location: 1 Memphis Place & DeSoto Arts Council Hernando MS

Event Date: November 12, 2017 Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 (extended if space is available) Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance by September 22, 2017

 

REQUIREMENTS:

* ALL ITEMS MUST BE HANDMADE
 

* 3 photos (booth shot NOT required)
 

* Non-Refundable $25 Application Fee (applied to booth fee if accepted
 

*Indoor Booths Fee $75 indoor booth - $65 for DeSoto Arts Council members
 

*Outdoor Booths Fee (must supply your own tent)  $45 outdoor booth- $35 For DeSoto Arts Council Members
 

* Description of each Art/Craft, including the creating process
 

* Website, Facebook Page, Etsy Shop, etc. (if available)

 * You must provide a gift item(s) from your booth totalling at least $20 prior to November 3rd.
These items will be part of the silent auction offered at the Open The Red Door preview (*see below). This should be one of your most unique, original items that will entice the preview audience to bid on your item, as well as shop the Red Door Market and spread the word to others about the items available. Deliver to The DeSoto Arts Council Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 - 4:00. If delivery poses a problem, contact Pam Turman at (901) 550-5186.

 

The Red Door Market is a fun shopping experience offering unique Handmade gifts, including jewelry, fine art, pottery, food, wood working, handwovens, bath & beauty, home decor, handbags, candles, and more!

 

 It will be held from 11-6 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1 Memphis Street, a fully restored 1930s cottonseed warehouse and the DeSoto Arts Council, the newly renovated Historic City Hall building. These locations are directly across from each other which allows continual shopping from one to the other.

1 Memphis Street
2467 Memphis Street
Hernando MS 38632
DeSoto Arts Council
2465 Highway 51 South
Hernando MS 38632
 Open The Red Door preview event will begin the Market on Saturday evening, November 11, 2017, 6-9 PM to peruse items from each of the participating vendors that will be raffled off that evening to paid ticket holders. All vendors are invited to attend the Preview Event at no charge, and they are welcome to purchase a ticket to be eligible for the raffle drawing. This event will be held at the home of Pam Turman, 161 W. Northern Street, Hernando MS.

 

Set up will begin Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, November 12, 2017.

Dismantling of booths will begin NO EARLIER than 6 PM that evening.

 

Wall booths are approximately 8' x 8', and center aisle booths are approximately 6' x 6'. Outside booths are 10' x 10' (you must provide your own tent). You will need to provide your own tables/chairs/displays - no chairs or tables are provided.

 

Nothing can be displayed in front of your booth and nothing can be stored behind your booth. There must be a cloth covering your table to the floor in front and on sides so nothing stored under the table can be seen.

 

This will be a promoted event registered with the Mississippi State Tax Commission. 7% Sales Tax must be collected by each vendor and will in turn be collected by the DeSoto Arts Council at the end of the event for payment to the State of Mississippi.
 


 First Friday Art Walk.  Every first Friday through August we will gather to experience art.  We invite businesses to partner with us and have some of our artists and/or their work shown in their locations.  We invite theater to showcase vignettes of plays. Musicians can set up to share their art with others,  Culinary artists, potters, sculptors and all forms of art are welcome.  Call and let's determine how you might fit in.  Click here to fill out online application to participate.
Craft at the Gallery-Artists/crafters meet together every Saturday from 1-5 to share ideas and life.
  
Everyone is welcome! Bring your favorite craft and work on it.
Check the calendar for any cancelled days. 
2017 Adult Classes & Workshops. More Info
2017 Childrens  Classes & Workshops. More Info 
2017 Childrens Summer Art Camp More Info 
 

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