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Won't you join us for a Celebration TEN YEARS in the Making?
The Board, Staff, and Guild of Black Belt Treasures Cultural
Arts Center (BBTCAC) are proud to announce a Celebration on Thursday, October 1st,
2015 to mark its Tenth Anniversary.
Since that auspicious occasion on October 1, 2005 when Lt.
Governor Kay Ivey and Senator Hank Sanders gave remarks and Kathryn Tucker Windham
cut the ribbon to open the doors, BBTCAC has grown from representing just under
75 artist in its gallery to well over 450; become a tourist attraction to
visitors from all 50 United States and 27 foreign countries ; grown as a
teaching and learning center for the arts as well as a business selling arts
and crafts from across its 19 county Black Belt region; and served as an
advocate for preserving our rich culture and history.
The events of October 1, 2015 will begin at 5:00 p.m. with southern
cuisine, entertainment and music from Marengo County musician Toney Nixon.
program honoring those who have contributed to BBTCAC’s successes will begin at
The evening will conclude with additional music and a book signing
of “Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural
Survey of the Heart of Alabama” at 7:00 p.m.
Author, Valerie Pope Burns,
and Photographer, Robin McDonald, will be in attendance along with Black Belt
Treasures’ artists who were featured in the 264 page full color coffee table
book that guides readers through the Black Belt’s towns and architecture and
introduces the region’s great panoply of citizens, farmers, artists & craftspeople,
cooks, writers, and musicians. Books are available for purchase on BBTCAC's website.
This will be a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to have not only the Author and Photographer autograph your copy of this beautifully published book, but to have MANY of the artists and musicians who are featured in “Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama” autograph it as well!
Tickets for the evening will be available for
$25 per person, and may be purchased at BBTCAC (209 Claiborne Street in
Camden), by calling (334) 682-9878, or ONLINE HERE.
Additional event details will be posted
on our Facebook and Twitter feed!