WHITMIRE — Whitmire held its inaugural Art in the Park event on Aug. 23 in Heritage Park.
The event was the idea of members of Whitmire’s Economic Development Board. The evening included original crafts, art work and photography by artists in styles, sizes and prices to suit all tastes and budgets, board member Maria Mcmurtury said.
Community members Melissa Thomas Stevens, Charles and Tammy Drew, and Tomeika Murphy provided entertainment to the crowd in the park Saturday evening. The Christian Disciples band out of Newberry also volunteered to play at the event.
Artwork from Whitmire Community School students was on display for the community to admire. Whitmire’s Pearl of the Piedmont Artisan’s Guild also had some of their work from members on display and to sell. Sweet T’s from Leesville travelled to set up a tent complete with boiled peanuts, handmade wreaths, and other items to sell.
A group of women from Little Mountain were also at the event to sell Thirty-One gift items and Tupperware.
“Knowledge is something that one can only grow from and become a better person,” Mcmurtury said before the event. “There are many career opportunities related to the arts fields and maybe a child will be inspired by something they see or learn at one of our events.”