Flags of Davie under way

Published 9:38 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

Davie County Artist, Denise Gambill Harrison, presented her 2014 winning flag from last year’s Flags of Davie exhibit to the Mocksville town manager on May 7 in gratitude to the town’s support and assistance with past flag exhibits.

The Davie County Arts Council, in collaboration with the town, are planning this year’s exhibit along North Main Street. This is a community art project of decorated flags with summertime themes.

It is an opportunity for seasoned, as well as aspiring, artists to take part in a fun project, as an individual or a group, that will enable them to get their talent displayed and viewed by hundreds.

“People always comment that they look forward to seeing the flags each year,” said Sidniee Suggs, arts council executive director. “This is obvious in how everyone driving along North Main Street always slow down to enjoy the open air art exhibit of flying canvases.”

This year’s title is “Summer Is Here!” Artists will find the rules included with the flag which are available at the Brock Performing Arts Center’s Box Office Monday-Friday from noon-5 p.m. Entries must be delivered to the arts council no later than June 26.

Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley coordinates the installation of the flags with the removal of the town’s American flag display following the Fourth of July (as weather permits.)  The exhibit over Main Street will end this year on Tuesday, July 31 (also depending on the weather.)

For more information about the Flags of Davie or other arts council projects call Suggs at 751-3112.