See Art and History Come Alive This Weekend
This weekend, visitors and residents will have the opportunity to discover about the art and history of our area. Two events will be offered at the state-certified Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center located at 191 Fayette Street in Martinsville Uptown. Free parking is available in the Moss Street lot.
On Saturday, August 23rd, the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center will host "See-It Saturday." During this week's demonstration, you can see art come to life as artists from Studio 107 create unique pieces. Two different sessions are planned for this event, with one artist demonstrating from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and another from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to see local artisans turn their imaginations into reality. The event, as always, is free to the public.
On Sunday, August 24th, they will also host "A Walk Through Time," a historical walking tour of the Martinsville Uptown area, made possible through partnership with the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. During the guided 90-minute tour, participants will walk through the heart of the historic district to discover the history and unique architecture of the area. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $5 and children 12 and under, escorted by an adult, are free. Tickets may be purchased at the MHC Visitor Center and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society.
The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center is open Tuesdays- Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Additional details about these and other events can be found online at http://www.visitmartinsville.com/.
The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.
The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.