November 7, 2009 10:25:00 PM
WEST POINT -- On Nov. 15, West Point will showcase its own Clay County artists and authors as part of Christmas Open House. The West Point Arts Council is hosting the second annual Artists and Authors Showcase, from noon-4:30 p.m., in the historic McClure Furniture building on the corner of Broad and Commerce Streets downtown.
All artists and authors who currently live or work in West Point or Clay County are invited to display and sell their original work. Those who once called West Point home can also participate. Entry is free; the deadline to register is Nov. 9, or until all spots are filled. Last year, 22 artists and writers participated.
Categories include authors, painting, graphics, drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, handmade jewelry, glass, wood, leatherwork, metalwork and fiber.
"There will be a lot to see and hear in town next Sunday," says event chair Lisa Klutts. "The West Point Arts Council is also hosting the Black Voices choir from Mississippi State University, performing downtown. Pictures submitted in the first annual photography contest, ''West Point in Focus,'' will be displayed. Combined with Christmas Open House, West Point will be a great place to shop for unique holiday gifts."
For more information, contact Klutts at 662-889-2434, or visit www.wpnet.org.