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Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will be providing something for everyone in October. Firehouse Fridays, Chili and Jus’ Cauz, and Voices from the Past: Historical Halloween are the top events this month. Free museum admission is available October 4th and 5th to Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell County residents. The museum is located at 975 Main Street in Danville.
“Firehouse Fridays” is a beginner’s art class designed for fun, including wine or beer. Classes are taught in a casual environment tailored to individuals with no artistic experience or talent expected. Students will leave with an original self-created work of art with a new project each week. Certified Art Instructor Angela VanFossen will teach the three hour classes each Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the museum’s studio. To participate, become a “Studio Member” of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Membership is on a month by month basis. Art supplies are included with membership and student members must bring their own wine or beer. Classes are limited to 15 people aged 21 and over. Classes start October 4. Call the museum at (434) 793-5644 to register.
“Chili and Jus’ Cauz” is Danville Museum’s annual foot stomping fundraiser featuring homemade chili and live bluegrass with Jus’ Cauz on October 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. $12 advance sale tickets are available now at the museum or from board members. Tickets are $15 at the door and $6 for children. A cash bar is available. Support your museum with this fun fall event for the whole family.
“Voices from the Past: Historical Halloween” returns in a big way with a new director, Norman Summers, and more cemetery tours. Captivating stories from Danville’s history are told by ghostly voices of community actors as you tour the Sutherlin Mansion and nearby Grove Street Cemetery. The tours are recommended for ages 8 to 100 with a matinee for the weak at heart. One hour shows will be on the evenings of October 29, 30, 31, and the afternoon of November 1. Purchase your tickets now, $10.00 in advance, at the Danville Museum. Tickets are $15.00 at the door, while supplies last. Call (434) 793-5644 for available show times as some are already sold out. What a ghoulish way to support your museum and learn about local history!
For more information, visit the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s website at www.danvillemuseum.org, join them on Facebook and Twitter, or call (434)793-5644. Museum memberships are available for everyone including special rates for students, teachers, artists, and extended families.