Mint Hill Arts will kick off the “Dog Days of Summer” show Friday, August 7, with hot dogs, Dog Head beer, and watermelon. The show, which is open to members and nonmembers, will coincide with Art around the Block, a monthly event scheduled at various locations in town from 6:30-9:30 pm. The show at the […]
Art Around the Block continues in Mint Hill Friday, June 5, from 6:30-9:30 pm, with 11 businesses and arts groups participating in the monthly event. Organizers suggest that visitors pick up maps at Mint Hill Arts or Pottery 51 and then proceed to other venues around the block. Places to visit include Homestyles, Irene Café featuring “The Zebras,” […]
By Leah Schmalz
Looking to get a little creative this summer? Mint Hill Arts can help with weeklong classes offered from the end of June through the beginning of August, covering unique topics like comic art and mixed media.
Whether it’s working with puppets, learning to draw comic book characters or constructing a mobile, each class is sure to engage, educate and excite. Ages 6-10 attend in the morning, while afternoon classes are geared toward ages 11 and up.
Marta Brown, education director, feels the small class size and competitive pricing set the program apart from other choices. Capping the classes at a maximum of 10 students allows the instructors to work one-on-one with each child. “Kids are going to come in there who are at all different levels,” Brown said. “It’s not fair to have a standard thing you throw out [where] everyone paints the same flower at the same time and everybody has to wait until they’re ready to move onto the stem from the petal.” […]
Explore the historical and civic elements that comprise the community’s identity at the annual Discover Mint Hill event this Saturday beginning at 9 am. The festivities also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mint Hill Historical Society (MHHS) and opening day of the farmer’s market.
“The whole event is about civic culture and the history groups […]