Rogersville Arts Council presents the “Art, Wine, and Cheese Stroll” on Friday, May 5, 5:00-8:00pm in Historic Downtown Rogersville. The “Stroll” takes you along East Main Street, visiting downtown merchants and their unique shops that offer home goods, gifts, primitives, local artisans work and eclectic finds.
You’ll begin your stroll at the Historic Hale Springs Inn, where you will enjoy carefully selected pairings of wine and cheese, fantastic live music, and the work of talented local artists. From here, you are free to stroll on Main Street at your leisure, shopping with the participating merchants, snacking on delectable cheeses, and meeting more of our local artists who will have their works on display and for sale. There will be strolling entertainers on Main Street filling the air with music. The ticket price is $25, including the wine, and $15 for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages.
This event kicks off the 3rd annual “Appalachian Spring Festival” on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00am-4:00pm along Main Street, in Historic Downtown Rogersville. Bring the family as we celebrate music, a puppet theater, Maypole and other folk dances, local authors, artisans, food, and creative activity! From last year’s response, we are bringing back the acoustic music, interactive dance, and adding a Maypole event to the mix. Folks of all ages continue to come for the Chalk Art Contest; and last year the Rogersville Arts Puppet Show debut was a big hit. We are adding vendors and workshops this year, as well as having downtown restaurants open. Fee based activities include two workshops on traditional arts @$30 (“Weaving Sticks- an ancient, simple hand-weaving tool used to create a bracelet of your own design) all materials included, offered for 8 years old – up; kid’s trash art which will be judged and displayed @$3. The 4th Annual Chalk Art Contest @$6 is being held on the sidewalks of Depot and Main Streets. Come create a beautiful picture by yourself or with a team! There will be chalk supplies for purchase; and prizes to win in different age categories.
For further information about activities and events produced by the Arts Council, check Facebook, www.rogartscouncil.org, or call 423-293-0882.