Friday, September 18, 2009

Monte Sano Art Show TOMORROW

Huntsville will celebrate the arts at the 11th annual outdoor Monte Sano Art Show held atop Monte Sano Mountain Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 160 artists and crafts people from the southeast will exhibit and sell their works. Admission is free. Parking is $4.

Guests will enjoy the original works of art as well as live music, food, an area just for the kids and the wonderful views of the Tennessee Valley! There is something for everyone! In addition to the artists booths, there will be artist demonstrations throughout the day. Russell Everett whose studio is in Roanoke, Alabama will judge this invitational show.

Local artist Debra Simpson conceived the art show. Debra believes the outdoor beauty of Monte Sano in the fall is a perfect place to view excellent art. She remembers one of the first southeastern outdoor shows called "Plum Nellie" held on the border of Tennessee and Georgia near Chattanooga. It became an annual pilgrimage for art enthusiasts. Debra wants a tradition to continue here on Monte Sano. She has sought out key artists from all over the southeast. Debra is an oil painter. Her works have been shown internationally and have won awards at the French-USA competition in portraiture.

This year's featured artists will include Daniel Hessler and Sloane Bibb and this year's emerging artists will include Rachel Lackey and Rachael Gutierrex Horn.

Musicians will perform throughout the day.

Follow the signs on Monte Sano Mt. to enjoy this wonderful event on September 19. For information online, visit

(Excerpts taken from Valley Planet 2003 article and updated for 2009.)

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