HIGH POINT, N.C.–Theatre Art Galleries of High Point is pleased to host a Juried Invitational Art Exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” opening August 29 and on view until September 22. This is the third year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation in downtown High Point. The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at TAG. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition will feature original works of art by artists from across the U.S. and all of the art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Interested artists will find the Entry Procedure for submitting art work and additional information tagart.org/call-for-artists-2/ or by calling the TAG office at 336-887-2137. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on September 7 for first place is $1000, second place $500, and third place $250.
The 2017 High Point Cycling Classic marks the return of one of the most well attended and celebrated sports and entertainment events in High Point, North Carolina’s history. Founded in 2010 by avid High Point cyclists Chip Duckett, Randy Carda and Rodney Simpson, the High Point Cycling Classic quickly became one of the community’s most anticipated gatherings. The Classic is back thanks to substantial community support from the City of High Point, Business High Point, Inc., the High Point Convention, and Visitors Bureau, High Point University and many other local, loyal corporations and individuals. The High Point Cycling Classic enters an exciting new phase in 2017 as we celebrate a new relationship with the Bobby Labonte Foundation. We expect the new partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation to generate substantial funds available for grants to community nonprofit organizations. New this year, all proceeds will be awarded to local charities that support building strong futures for children and families in our local four-county area. So remember, all of your entry fees, sponsorship dollars, ticket purchases and any other dollar you spend at the Classic will go right back out to families here in our neighborhoods and benefit building stronger futures for our children!
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Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE HIGH POINT CYCLING CLASSIC–More than 15,000 people from the High Point region and the Southeast attended the most recent Cycling Classic in 2014, which was launched in 2010 as a community event that included music, food and other fun activities for local families and cycling enthusiasts. The 2017 return of the High Point Cycling Classic brings even more excitement and an opportunity to further impact community-based causes through its new alignment with the Bobby Labonte Foundation. The High Point Cycling Classic is supported by the City of High Point, Business High Point, Inc. and the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau.
ABOUT THE BOBBY LABONTE FOUNDATION–The Bobby Labonte Foundation is a non-profit organization started by NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte with the goal of giving back to his local community. Since 2003, the Foundation has worked in partnership with families throughout High Point, N.C., and the surrounding Triad areas to build a strong foundation for their children’s future success. The organization envisions a cohesive community in which parents and families are empowered to fulfill children’s needs and to find joy, love and happiness. For more information, visit www.bobbylabontefoundation.org or follow the Bobby Labonte Foundation on Facebook.
ABOUT THEATRE ART GALLERIES–Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. In 1992, Theatre Art Galleries was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TAG is now in its 24th year of independent operation. Since the opening of the High Point Theatre facility in 1975, Theatre Art Galleries has been High Point’s primary provider of visual arts. The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits. This powerful combination makes the facility one of the region’s premier destinations for visual and performing arts.
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