Warmest greetings to our friends and members of Clay County Historical and Arts Council!
Our membership dinner in 2018 will beat 6PM on April 26 this year. Please plan to attend this event to share in planning for 2018 and 2019. We all join CCHAC because we love Clay County and value both our history and our potential to showcase the best our citizens have to offer through the arts, entertainment, and friendship found here.
This year, especially, we need the help of all CCHAC members. As with any organization, we are only as strong as our members allow us to be, and your involvement is crucial to the success of the projects we have in the works. Please make sure we have your email address so that we can contact everyone in advance of needing your service. Several of our projects are organized in shifts so each person would only need to commit to 2 or 3 hours at a time.
Our major fund raising events for each year are the Membership Drive, the Festival on the Square (July), the Silent Arts and Crafts Auction (held in conjunction with the Cherokee Heritage Festival), and the Holiday Tour of Homes in December. We receive Grassroots Grant money from the NC Arts Council to help fund part of our events. Since this comes in matching fund grants, we must supply the rest of the money. We also support the Old Jail Museum, which, though it is in need of upkeep and repair, provides a cultural center for visitors and local residents to enjoy some of Clay County’s heritage. You’re invited to help with the Native Botanical Garden that will be developed this year on the Museum Grounds. This is a huge effort that requires lots of volunteers!
Other 2018-2019 events are as follows (not all of them have definite dates yet)
March 29, 7PM at the Peacock Performing Arts Center: A free performance by Carlota Santana’s Flamenco dance group, sponsored by a grant from the NC Arts Council. Donations will be accepted. The Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s performances uphold the purity and traditions of flamenco and classical Spanish dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. The company commissions dramatic works with original choreography and live music, and performs cutting edge dance in New York and tours throughout the United States.
Old Jail Museum Opening is May (date TBD).
Festival on the Square – July 13-15 – All the entertainment is sponsored by CCHAC.
Other performances and events will be announced.
CCHAC receives support from the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources,
with funding from the National Endowments of the Arts.