A night for art

Tie Dye Black Tie draws crowd, raises $3,000 for FAB

The second annual Tie Dye Black Tie event for Fine Arts Blount raised more than $3,000 and drew a crowd at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Nov. 12.

FAB president Katherine Kinney said the event was a success, and the organization raised more than $3,000. In addition, Kinney said guests seemed to enjoy the artwork at the event. “I had a lot of folks tell me that of all the art events, it was the best art event they had been to,” Kinney said.

Both FAB members and non-members who showed tie-dye work made Kinney and event planners proud. “FAB artists stepped up to the plate with fabulous, fabulous pieces, and we had a lot of non-members who did as well,” Kinney said.

Kinney said that FAB first did the tie dye event about a year and a half ago and at the time it was a spring event. Kinney said she was glad people are starting to have an open attitude about different types of art because so often in the past, pictures were the only pieces of art considered art work.

“The grand prize winner had a hand-carved chair and that is art as well. It’s nice to be in area where we see some great artists come into their own,” she said.

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