ART CART for September 13, 2021

Art, Culture, and Community

Submitted by Ellen Wilson-Pruitt

Make plans to bring the young ones to the Mooresville Public Library for Silly Safaris.  The animal/conservation program is popular at the Morgan County Fair each year.  Join us outside for a fun animal encounter! This is an all ages event, so bring the whole family! Saturday, September 25, 10 AM.

The Mooresville Library will also satisfy your teens taste for art with Art In the Library.  This once-a-month program is for teens (grades 7- 12). Each month participants will meet for a 2 hour session to explore new art techniques and discuss personal projects. Teens MUST register for each session. Space is limited. Monday, September 20, 5-7 PM: Thrifted Art.  Contact the library at 317-831-7323 for reservations or more information.

Do you paint with words?  If you write poetry consider entering the Fall Foliage Festival Poetry Contest.  The contest is sponsored by the Morgan County Public Library.  This contest is open to any Morgan County resident. Entries are due at the Main Branch (110 S. Jefferson St., Martinsville) by 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 1st.

The theme for the Poetry Contest is “A Harvest of Memories.” All entries must follow the theme. Entry forms with rules may be found at

Other events to satisfy your artistic bent at the Fall Foliage Festival are the photography contest, the art show and the quilt show.  The location for the art show is the Art Sanctuary.  Turn in for entries will be Monday Oct. 4 from 11 am-7 pm at the Art SanctuaryCost: $7/adult per art piece submitted (4 Maximum)  *4 pieces= $28*, $1/child per art piece submitted (4 maximum)  *4 pieces= $4*.  Exhibit will preview FFF Customer Appreciation Night Thursday Oct. 7 with an Awards Tea from 6pm-9pm.  You can also get your young artist involved in the festival with the Kids Coloring Contest. Get those Crayolas out and get coloring. Complete details as well as picture for coloring can be found at

If you happen to be close to the Morgan County Fairgrounds Sept. 13-16 please stop in to experience the Porcelain Art School of Indiana which is being held there.  Over 60 artists and teachers from all across the US and abroad will be in attendance.  The school is open from 9 am-4 pm to the public to come and witness one of the last few schools of this type in the US and being held right here in Martinsville. The kilns are set up in the Merchants Building and all firing is done on site. The school is supported by Visit Morgan County as well as the Indiana Arts Commission.  The WTIU program “Journey Indiana” aired a segment about the art form and the school.  To learn more about the art and school you may view the “Journey Indiana” feature at

Leave the leaf rake in the garage for a couple more weeks and get out and enjoy some of the fun things we have to do in the area.

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