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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Works, Holiday Homes Tour and a Film Challenge

   It's a busy holiday season for ur friends in ARTS! Here's a note they sent out:

   There's a lot coming up at ARTS this week and next, and you don't want to miss a minute of it!


   This weekend, starting Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., we'll be kicking off our 2nd Annual New Works Festival with a reading of a horror screenplay, Butcher Holler, by last year's audience award winner Dan Shea! Tickets are $5 each.

   Then, on Friday,  Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., we'll be reading six short plays from writers all over the world - plays never read in front of an audience before! And then we'll be wrapping up the evening with four brand new plays by local favorite Jon Joy.  It's a night you don't want to miss!  Tickets are $5.

   And finally, on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m., we'll start again, with 9 more short plays from talented playwrights all over the world and then finish the evening with a reading of our own Mike Murdock's scary thriller Sarah's Fire. Tickets are $5.


   And just as that wraps up the reading portion of New Works 2016, Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 6 p.m., brings on the 10th Annual ARTS Holiday Candlelight House Tour - our biggest single-day fundraiser for Arts Resources for the Tri-State!

   Pick up your tickets ahead of time for $15 at MUG & PIA, Justice Glass, Avant-Garde, Spurlock Flowers, Girlfriends & Sister Chics or Red Door Home, or from any ARTS Board Member!  Tickets are $20 on the day of the tour.

   This year's Festival of Wreaths will be a little different this year - instead of just selling the wreaths, we'll be raffling them off!  Two chances for $5, available at First Sentry Bank on the day of the tour (where you can also see all the wreaths) or from any Board Member!  We have beautiful wreaths kindly donated from Spurlock Floral, Girlfriend & Sister Chics & Red Door Home!  You're bound to find something you'll love to take home!

   Join us at First Sentry bank between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 to get started on the tour!  You won't regret it!

   Then you think - "Well, surely they must be finished giving us great entertainment, right?" NO! Have you always wanted to try to make a movie? Do you know people that do?  As the second week of the New Works 2016 festival continues, we're bringing back our annual 72-Hour Film Challenge!  Meet us at noon on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the lobby of ARTS, bring us $35 as your entry fee, and we'll give you a word or a phrase and idea and set you loose to make a movie in 72 hours!  The finished project needs to be in our hands by noon on Sunday, Dec.11, and at 4 p.m. that day we'll have an awards ceremony for the festival, including cash prizes for the top 3 films, and we'll screen the films as well!

   And finally...


   Because our 2017 season is going to be two half-seasons as ARTS grows and expands, instead of offering a full season ticket, we're taking the advice of our "two for Thursday" audiences and offering something new!

   ARTS 2 Half-Season Tickets for $75! That's right - It's a 2 for one deal for season tickets, just in time for the holidays!  For $75 you'll get (2) tickets to each of the three shows in our first half of the season:  The Pulitzer-Prize, Tony & Olivier Award winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet and directed by Mike Murdock in February, the beautiful story of love and family Steel Magnolias, for its 30th Anniversary, directed by Dr. Amy Carlson in March, and An Evening With Gilbert & Sullivan, filling you up with some of the best music ever written, directed by Dr. John Campbell in May! A little something for everyone! A show for adults, a show to bring your friends to, and a family-friendly musical - and that's just the FIRST HALF of the season!  We have so much more in store for you as 2017 continues!

   And don't worry - if you're still looking for a single half-season ticket, we're offering one for $40, too. But it's cheaper to find a friend, in the long run!

   Thank you, everyone, for your constant support!  We'll see you at New Works and the Holiday House Tour!  Here's a link to some pictures in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch to get you in the spirit!

   There's never been a better time to be at ARTS!  Be a part of it!

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