We're thrilled that we survived 2009 and we're looking forward to a fun and prosperous 2010.
Our Dickens of a Christmas was a huge success. The lights throughout the business district was great! We couldn't have done it without the city support.
Our expanded "A Christmas Carol" got rave reviews and got people strolling on 2 more blocks than last year.
Our mistletoe "Kissing Stations" got press as far away as Evansville, Indiana.
First night was a roaring success. We were open until 9:30 pm and had a great day.
Our home will be on tour for the Main Street 30th Anniversary Conference later this month. The Conference is outstanding and if you're interested in attending here is a link to the website.
Our annual fundraising show for the Craven County Schools Art Program opens on January 29 and runs through February 14. This is our third year for this event. Children from the Craven County schools create the cards, we sell them for $3 and donate all the money back to the school Art Program.
In March we'll host the NC Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, another great Conference and worth your while to attend. Click here to read all about it.
ArtWalks start the 2nd Friday of March and continue every other month throughout the year.
The 300th committee has a great lineup, click here for the years events.
I'm going to spend the year really concentrating on doing paintings and clay that depicts our beautiful town. I'll have a show that opens during the September ArtWalk which is the week before the "Jubilee" Weekend for the 300th.
Pictured one of my New Bern pots and my painting Pollock and East Front Street watercolor.
An article about social media appeared in Niche Magazine this month and I was quoted. They even had a photo of me!
More about each of these events as they get closer.