By Rodnita Simmons
The 6th annual “A Taste for Art” will be held on April 28 by The Phenix City Art Council. The council is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts in Phenix City. The organization is located in the historic Martin Airport Terminal building at Martin-Idle Hour Park. This exhibit of winning local artists features the newest works of adults and students. Many of the pieces will be available for purchase. “This is our biggest fund-raiser,” said Dale Raines, 1st Vice President of the organization.
This event will be from 1-3 p.m. ET and will end with the annual art competition. The winner of the competition will be decided by a group of judges. “All of the judges are art-oriented people and none of them will be the members, “ said Raines. Adult artists will win cash prizes, awards and certificates.
“This is the first year we’ve changed the event from the spring to the fall in order to bring out a larger crowd,” said Raines. “This is also the first year that the event is being opened to community youth. We invited all the local junior and high school students to submit their work.”
Student art work can be entered free of charge. There is a $30 fee for adult entrants. Categories usually include acrylics, oils, water color and a general category of sculptures, photography and other fine arts.
While guests view the art, they will be able to munch on an unlimited and wide variety of homemade desserts.
Attendees’ admission fee of $5 will support arts in Phenix City. The proceeds will cover building expenses and enable the Art Center to offer summer art classes to elementary students at a significantly reduced price. Tickets can also be purchased from members and at the event on April 28.
“We just want to get art in the hands of as many people as we can,” Raines said.