TALLADEGA -- Talladega’s Heritage Hall Museum will be hosting The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s annual member Showcase starting Sunday, Sept. 16, and running through Oct. 19.
According to Heritage Hall Director Valerie White, the awards presentation and opening reception will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Talladega City Council President Dr. Horace Patterson is expected to make opening remarks, and visitors will have an opportunity to meet several of the 60 or so artists whose works will be on display.
White added most of the paintings in the show will be for sale, and Heritage Hall’s commission on those sales will go towards the Arts Enrichment Program.
White said the society’s member Showcase had historically been in Birmingham, but starting last year, the organization began to look into new locations. Heritage Hall will host the Showcase for the next three years.
“We hosted the national show last year, which was the first time in many years we had done that,” White said. “We made them feel welcome, and they liked what they saw here. The community was very supportive.”
At least 15 to 20 of the artists on display will be present for the reception, which is free to the public, she added.
“We want everyone to come and help make them feel welcome,” she said. “It should be a lovely Sunday afternoon with friends.”