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Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
October 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm$25
BLACK BELT TREASURES ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA FOR OCTOBER 1ST
The Board, Staff, and Guild of Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) are proud to announce a Celebration on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 to mark its Tenth Anniversary.
Since that auspicious occasion on October 1, 2005 when Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Senator Hank Sanders gave remarks and Kathryn Tucker Windham cut the ribbon to open the doors, BBTCAC has grown from representing just under 75 artist in its gallery to well over 450; become a tourist attraction to visitors from all 50 United States and 27 foreign countries ; grown as a teaching and learning center for the arts as well as a business selling arts and crafts from across its 19 county Black Belt region; and served as an advocate for preserving our rich culture and history.
The events of October 1, 2015 will begin at 5:00 p.m. with southern cuisine, entertainment and music from Marengo County musician Toney Nixon. A program honoring those who have contributed to BBTCAC’s successes will begin at 6:00 p.m.. The evening will conclude with additional music and a book signing of “Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama” at 7:00 p.m.. Author, Valerie Pope Burns, and Photographer, Robin McDonald, will be in attendance along with Black Belt Treasures’ artists who were featured in the 264 page full color coffee table book that guides readers through the Black Belt’s towns and architecture and introduces the region’s great panoply of citizens, farmers, artists & craftspeople, cooks, writers, and musicians. Books will be available for purchase through BBTCAC.
Tickets for the evening will be available for $25 per person, and may be purchased at BBTCAC (209 Claiborne Street in Camden), or by calling (334) 682-9878. Additional event details will be posted on BBTCAC’s Facebook and Twitter feed, as well as on their website at www.blackbelttreasures.com.