• The meeting was held at the River Park Pavilion.
  • It was announced that Nick Leavor died on September 19th. The Guild will follow through with a recognition for him.
  • A suggestion was made to send a “memo” periodically to keep everyone informed of those with a serious illness or deaths.
  • We received a matching grant from the Tenn. Arts Commission to the total of $700. The $1400 will pay 4 artists $350 for workshops. With the COVID virus still among us, we plan to have “packets” with all of the supplies to make the item the artist presents. The artist will be video taped explaining each step of the project. This will allow the participant to put together their art/craft while the artist is demonstrating at home.
  • The 12th Annual Autumn in the Country Arts and Crafts Fair is October 3rd from 9am – 4 pm on the Courthouse Square. The banners have been put up on the square. Lynne Babcock has been doing a great job with publicity. Flyers were handed out as well as 1/4 sheets. We have 41 vendors with only 1-2 booths available. The vendors present a great variety of crafts and art this year. It will be requested of all vendors to wear masks all day this year. Dodi Lovett and Larry McKinney will make a few “social distancing” signs as reminders for the public.
  • November 21st is the date of the 12th Annual Christmas Time’s a-Comin’ Arts and Crafts Fair scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm. We have not received permission yet to have the event on the parking lot of the school. Discussion began about having the event indoors at the Stables Event Space. The cost would be $200; this includes liability insurance. After much discussion, including other areas to have the event, it was voted to move the event for this year to the Stables Event Space.
  • Our next meeting will be on October 19th at 6 pm. At this time, it will take place at the River Park Pavilion. All are welcome to attend.