Piedmont Arts Hosts Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Art Garden

For the second year, Piedmont Arts will host a Christmas tree lighting in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Join the museum for crafts, hot cider and live music by the Martinsville High School Jazz Band at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Just like the sculptures in its Art Garden, the museum’s Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using 3,000 lights, the tree will be lit at sunset and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day.

“The Christmas tree will be a real show-stopper,” said Marketing and Programs Coordinator Holly Burton. “Ian has generously donated his time and prowess to create a real work of art. We hope the tree brings joy to the community throughout the holiday season.”

During the event, kids can create Christmas ornaments to take home and Santa Claus, the jolly old elf himself, will make an appearance. Complimentary snacks and hot cider will be available. All are welcome. Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by Martinizing Dry Cleaning and Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is located at 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at www.PiedmontArts.org.




The Piedmont Arts Christmas Tree in 2018. The museum will host this year’s Christmas tree lighting in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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