FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2201
Contact: J. Nicole Bentley, Executive Director
Heart of Brevard
Heart of Brevard (HOB) announced plans for Arts in March, celebrating local arts and culture in downtown Brevard, March 27-28, 2021. After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the annual event returns for its third year.
“Spring is a wonderful time to experience the local creative scene, explore downtown Brevard lined with diverse local businesses and even play outside,” shared Nicole Bentley, Executive Director with the Heart of Brevard.
Arts in March kicks off on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00am-5:00pm. This year’s event will incorporate local musical acts as part of the programming. Local musicians will perform downtown at The Plaza on Broad Street and at the House on Main Event Space throughout the day. “It is vital that our local music artists be presented the opportunity to display their creativity at Arts in March especially when the entire music industry has been effectively shut down for the last year,” said John Felty, Heart of Brevard Board Member and Mountain Song Productions.
Arts in March will celebrate the completion of the crosswalk mural installation located at Broad Street and West Jordan Street. This creative crosswalk designed by local artist Billy Smith depicts brook trout swimming beneath broken pavement and will provide a lively gateway to the Jordan Street District.
This year’s event includes the inaugural youth sidewalk chalk showcase on West Jordan Street from 10am-4pm. Local youth artists will create a sidewalk art using the theme, “Spring in Bloom” as inspiration.
On Sunday, March 28th the festivities continue from 12:00pm-4:00pm with self-guided walking tours of over 30 participating businesses.
Downtown Brevard has taken many safety measures and precautions due to the COVID-19 outbreak including the implementation of hand sanitizing stations in downtown and the creation of multiple, public outdoor dining areas. Please remember to keep fellow attendees and our community safe by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and frequently sanitize your hands. Participating studios and galleries will sanitize their space frequently, provide hand sanitizer and masks for attendees and practice social distancing at their businesses.
Heart of Brevard 501(c)(3) is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Heart of Brevard is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Thank you to our 2021 sponsors and partners: City of Brevard, Transylvania County Tourism, Connestee Falls Realty, Blue Zones, The UPS Store, D.D. Bullwinkel’s, PLATT, Transylvania Times, United Community Bank, Looking Glass Realty, Broad Street Wines and Transylvania Community Arts Council