Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Birthday Painting Parties are a huge hit!

Cultural Crossroads is now offering painting parties for birthdays or special occasions for children now. Chris Broussard, a local artist who has been teaching children's art for more than thirty years volunteers her time and talent with all the profits going to Cultural Crossroads and future arts programming for children.

This past weekend, Taylor LaDay and her invited guests provided the backdrop for this promotional piece. Cost of the birthday parties runs about $25 per child with a minimum of 10 required with all art materials included. Costume designs are created to help create original works of art for each birthday party.

For your next party, call Mrs. Chris at 393-5991!

Zenobia House Under Construction!

Construction is underway on a new 900 sq ft art studio for The Farm.  Zenobia's House, named after the late Zenobia West, who donated her family property to Cultural Crossroads in 2000, is scheduled to open late this fall.

The one room studio will allow for the expansion of programs by the twenty year old arts organization. The creative work space will make way for more creative workshops for children and adults while providing work space and gallery space for local artists.

Harold Weaver Construction of Minden is the General Contractor. This wonderful new structure was made possible by a grant from the Beard Foundation and an anonymous donor.

While the construction costs are offset by the generosity of local foundations, the interior needs of the studio, such as cabinets, tables, chairs, office furniture and fixtures are still to be determined. Donations for those items are being accepted.