Tryon is fortunate to have Tryon Fine Arts Center

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014

To the editor:
As many area residents know, and more discover every day, Tryon is very fortunate to have the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) in our community. This unique venue offers a wide range of artistic, cultural and entertainment activities for all ages and tastes.
Some of these events, like the TFAC Main Stage Series, bring in truly world-class musicians and entertainers. The upcoming May 9 concert by Sutton, Holt & Coleman is an example – as this is a Grammy Award winning group, who play traditional North Carolina music. The Tryon Concert Series also brings in top flight musicians from around the world. In addition, the new outdoor Amphitheater (adjacent to TFAC) has begun offering wonderful concerts during the week and on Sundays – many of which are free.
Beyond these musical and theatrical offerings, TFAC is also taking music and the arts into our schools – to teach and enrich our students in the arts. In early May TFAC is sponsoring a juried Art contest, which allows area students to create art, which will be displayed at TFAC, then auctioned off to interested patrons. TFAC’s JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) is a wonderful program, with the goal of preserving our historic mountain music by making traditional instruments available to students, with instruction, of course.
These are just a few of the many events that occur at our very own Tryon Fine Arts Center every week. I urge you to check out the upcoming events on the TFAC website:
Oh, and TFAC is in the middle of its Annual Fund Drive; your dollars are needed to help support all of these programs. If you are able to donate and support TFAC in any way, please contact: Beth Child, Executive Director at 828-859-8322 ext. 211.

– Scott Pleune,
TFAC Board, Mill Spring

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