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Westover board making plans for several events

Westover board making plans for several events
Westover board making plans for several events | Westover Center for the Arts
Special Features Editor
Loving the arts means supporting the arts.
Members of the Westover Center for the Arts are hoping that love shines brightly throughout the year as they put in place many plans to gain support for the organization and showcase artistic talent.
Board representatives are actively seeking donations to undergird the work that can be done by local artists at the former school on Florida Avenue in Union City.
On Saturday, there will be a bake sale at Walmart, beginning at 10 a.m. Lots of Easter-eating goodies will be available from talented cooks, organizers promise.
An Animal Art Show is planned for April 14. It will be the first of many themed art shows and will start things off with a unique perspective. Linda St. Clair is providing guidelines and rules for the effort, which will showcase drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry and photography with an animal theme. Ms. St. Clair may be contacted at Those sending requests for information are asked to use the term “Westover” in the email topic line.
The group’s first May Market will be open May 5. Marti Doss is chairing the juried event, which is open to all artists who want to show and market their work. Contact her at or call 885-6774.
The Obion County Public Library has invited the Westover Arts  Guild to showcase art in their display cases during September and October and the board expects to make an impressive showing of local artistic efforts.
The popular Food and Fashion Show is tentatively set for September, as well. This proved an extremely enjoyable venture in the past, a spokesman said.
The group’s annual membership meeting will take place in October and plans for the Nov. 2-4 Westover Arts Market will be on everyone’s mind at the session. This annual opportunity to shop for unique and lovely holiday gifts has gained a solid reputation for high quality and excellent value.
The board is attempting to complete refurbishing work on two additional rooms in the Westover building and donations are needed, they say, to make that happen.
Another immediate need is for two heating and cooling units for the facility.
Donations may be mailed to Westover Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 623, Union City, TN 38281; or given to one of the following board officers: Marti Doss, president; Judy Taylor, vice president; Emily Elliston, treasurer; and Linda St. Clair, secretary.

Published in The Messenger 4.4.12