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April 4, 2013

Downtown Thomasville celebrates the arts this weekend

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Main Street, Downtown Thomasville, Inc. (DTI), and The Wiregrass Gallery have partnered to bring artist demonstrations to the downtown sidewalks Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday’s artist demonstrations are being held in conjunction with Downtown Thomasville, Inc.’s First Friday event which will take place on Friday, April 5, 2013 in which downtown businesses will stay open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to provide more time for everyone to shop and dine.

Thomasville Main Street and Tourism Executive Director, Arline Hampton, invites the public to attend both Friday and Saturday’s events.  Hampton says, “It is not a secret, Downtown Thomasville is a destination for thousands who visit as it offers fantastic dining, shopping and events.  Everyone is invited to come join us as we ‘Celebrate the Arts.’”  Hampton continues, “With numerous wonderful cultural experiences throughout the year, our celebration of the arts in Downtown Thomasville is another way for us to welcome and encourage everyone to come out to shop, dine, enjoy the arts and meet our talented artists as they actually carve, sculpt,

paint, weave and more in the open air.”

Artists showcasing their talents this Saturday include Brad Cooley with sculpting, Paul Craft with carved wooden spoons, Rebecca Hendrix with painting, Tracy Hunt with watercolor, Mary Sterner Lawson with portrait sketches, Virginia Lowman with pine needle baskets, Millie Merringolo with illustration, Dennis Mills with folk furniture, and Wyatt Nocera with spinning and weaving.

The Wiregrass Artist Cooperative President Marty Haythorn states, “The Wiregrass Gallery is operated by the Wiregrass Artist Cooperative.  The gallery features fine art and fine craftwork of our nearly 50 members, most of who are from Thomasville or the surrounding region.”  Haythorn continues, “I have traveled to many parts of the country promoting my own work, and have rarely seen a gallery with the variety and quality of work that we have right here in Thomasville.”

For more information about The Wiregrass Gallery: An Artist Co-op, visit their storefront at 120 North Broad Street or their website at To learn more about upcoming events in Downtown Thomasville, visit their website at and their Facebook page at


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