Art piece for library at center of Beehive

The sixth annual The Beehive, a juried open-air arts market, will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Romy and Clare’s Designs’ Studio. 4409 N. Portersville Road.

Local and regional artists will offer a variety of handmade items including pottery, jewelry, textiles, wood, leather, painting, mosaic, signs, upcycled vintage, housewares, bath and body products, clothing, handbags and honey.

The Beehive concept came to be when a group of art-minded friends were looking for a way to locally celebrate artisans and makers. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

During the arts market hours on both Friday and Saturday, the public is invited to participate in the creation of a large art piece which will be installed in the main area of the new Jasper Public Library. No special skills or previous art experience is required.

A limited quantity of Beehive T-shirts featuring a representative design of the community artwork will be sold. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales will help defray the costs of the materials to create the library art.

Debbie Schuetter will perform with her acoustic guitar from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and a suggested $10 donation.

All proceeds benefit the community art project for the new Jasper Public Library.

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