On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will be unveiling its Garden Peace Posts project and celebrating the building (still in progress) of its bandshell by Boy Scout Jacob Bellia.
The Garden Peace Posts are being painted to represent the many groups in the community which make this a special place to live. Different artists have lent their talents to creating these unique posts, painting all the four-sided posts in vibrant colors. The artists and their posts are: Anne Gulley — Foothills Arts Council; Leighanne Martin Wright — Foothills Theatre; Stacey Libbert — EVTA; Charlotte White and Louise Neaves — Foothills Quilters; Debbie Carson — Elkin Valley Fiddlers; Dan Butner — Overmountain Victory Trail; Laura Gaylord — Elkin Farmers’ Market; Rosy Beverley — Watershed NOW; and Jennifer White — the Yadkin Valley wine region.
“I saw similar posts in Fernandina Beach, Florida, when visiting,” Martin Wright said. “I knew immediately it was something I wanted to do back in Elkin. A few of the posts have been brought back and they are lovely. I can’t wait for them to be a permanent part of the garden area.”
Many of the posts have 3D elements attached, creating an even more unique look.
The bandshell under construction is an Eagle Scout project of Jacob Bellia. Time Sawyer will be playing in the garden beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to the celebration is free and there will be refreshments. Donations will be gladly accepted to help with the bandshell and its completion this fall. The first event to use the bandshell will be part of the Intermezzo Music Series, which will include five bands during the Open Air Art Market on Dec. 4-5. For more information, check the arts council’s website, www.foothillsartscouncil.org.