The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and Town of Mint Hill have combined their efforts to host a fall festival on Oct. 20.
One of the goals of the event is to bring more art to Mint Hill, Sandy Harrison, a chamber of commerce member helping organize the event, said.
“We thought a fall festival would be a good way to do that,” Harrison said.
As part of the event, the chamber of commerce has invited local artists to partner with Mint Hill businesses to demo their medium between 2 and 6 p.m. that day. Following the artist demos will be the town’s festival, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., she said.
“Ten businesses will sponsor 11 local artists, Harrison said when discussing the demos.
Other activities that day will include a scarecrow competition hosted by the town, an art competition among Mint Hill area elementary schools, children’s activities and more. When it comes to local artists demoing their skills, Wendy Hopes, will be doing watercolor and pastel at Deals Plus, Erin Allen will be at Irene Café with mixed medial florals, Kennedy Earle will have jewelry, mini canvases and posters and Cindy LeGrand will have watercolor pen/ink at Homestyles, Glenda Graves will have acrylic and watercolor at The Hill and Peggy Harper will demo acrylic paint and pen/ink at Barks Bones and Biscuits. Along with this, Ellen Carlisle will demo oils and pen/ink at The Coffee House, Cynthia Howard will be doing oil on canvas at Hawthornes, Donna Sappington will have watercolor, acrylic and mixed media at CharBar 7, Olga Samyllo will have oil paint on wood at Pour64 and Harrison will be doing oil on canvas at Vinters Hill.
In addition to the demos, artists featured during the event will have art available for purchase, Harrison said.
“I hope people come out and watch them paint and do their thing,” she said.
She hopes the event will help bring more art to Mint Hill and Mint Hill businesses, Harrison said.
The town’s part of the event on Oct. 20 will run 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will included some of the town’s usual family fun night activities and more, Sheryl Smith, an executive assistant at Mint Hill Town Hall, who is working with the event, said.
“It’s just an opportunity to bring the community together,” Smith said.
They hope to make the fall festival an annual event, she said.
More information about the festival and its activities can be found on the Town of Mint Hill Facebook page.