Arts Council Cancels Thursday’s Art2 Event Due To Weather

Posted on: 4:49 pm, August 8, 2013, by , updated on: 04:52pm, August 8, 2013

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Arts Council has announced that due to the ongoing chance of rain showers and lightning this evening, tonight’s Art2 programming has been cancelled.

The downtown Art2 programming will return tomorrow night, Friday, August 9, with street performances in the Quigley Arts & Entertainment District and Movies in the Park presented by the Historic Huntsville Foundation and featuring “To Kill A Mockingbird” at sundown, behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park.

As part of its 15 weeks of art activities offered in conjunction with the launch of the Quigley Arts & Entertainment District, The Arts Council has received an additional special events permit from the City of Huntsville to open the district from noon – midnight on Saturday, August 10, to offer additional street performances, concerts and family-friendly entertainment. Performers are scheduled to appear around the downtown square and in Big Spring Park East throughout the day and include Step Heavy, The 911 Reporters, Huntsville Community Drumline, Cold Cold Sweats, Bourbon and Shamrocks, Mary Justice League, August and Dave, The Akoustic Juice Project, and others.

The Arts Council’s Art2 program was developed to enhance the City of Huntsville’s rollout of the Quigley Arts & Entertainment District and has featured over 75 local performers so far this summer. Made possible through financial support from Big Spring Partners, Committee of 100, The Downtown Forty-Seven, Historic Huntsville Foundation and in-kind assistance from the City of Huntsville Department of Recreation Services and Guitar Center Studios, the programming is set to conclude on Friday, September 27, 2013. Additional support for The Arts Council’s Saturday, August 10 Art2 programming was provided by Boyce Restaurant Concepts, Inc., Committee of 100, Downtown Huntsville, Inc., and The Downtown Forty-Seven, and  the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

For information on the Art2 program and more about The Arts Council, visit www.artshuntsville.org or search for “The Arts Council, Inc.” on Facebook.

– Information provided by The Arts Council, Inc.