Flags of Davie are flying on North Main

Published 10:24 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

Artists of all ages have once again entered a “flying canvas” into the “Ninth Annual Flags of Davie.”

There are 40 new flags being shown in the Historic District of Mocksville on North Main Street. There are also seven flags, which were donated back to the arts council, which can be enjoyed once again in this year’s display.

Each year the Davie County Arts Council promotes this outdoor art project for everyone in the community to participate and enjoy.

It is sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.  The town’s maintenance crew installs the artists’ flags after the 4th of July – as they remove the American flags.  They then take time during the exhibit to unwrap the flags after a storm.

The artist purchases their flags from the arts council starting in March. The flags are then submitted for judging and installed on the arts council’s flag poles. Each year children, adults (who are professional and amateur), and non profit groups complete a painting onto flags with a summer time theme.  The title this year is “Summer Days and Summer Nights”. It was up to the discretion of each artist if they wanted to incorporate both day and night or do a subject which could fall into morning or evening time of day.

“Judging this year was a difficult task,” said Sidniee Suggs, arts council executive director. “All of the flags show great artistic talent and imagination.”

This year’s winners are as follows:

• first, Sara Brewer;

• second, Carl Bishop;

• third, Valerie Short; and

• honorable mentions, Cindy Brown, Christina Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Katherine Lakey, Beverly Lane, and Audrey Miller.

The exhibit can be enjoyed through July. For more information about this art project or other opportunities contact the arts council at  336-751-3112.