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Meeting Preview: Belton Center for the Arts

The next meeting of the Anderson Artists Guild (AAG) will be held in an unusual location: the Belton Center for the Arts.

Betsy Chapman, executive director of the Belton Center for the Arts, will give members a tour, discuss the history of the building, and share details about upcoming events at the center. Here’s a look at some of those activities:

The Spring Studio Sale will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in conjunction with the South Carolina State Chili Cook-off. A number of AAG members will be participating by selling their works for $100 and under and $200 and under. There is no fee to participate; the center handles the money and takes a 25% commission.

The 20th Annual Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Show will feature a juried competition. Entries can be dropped off Sept. 1-7. The fee is $30 for up to two entries. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. 29. Artworks not selected for the show will be included in an Art Market upstairs at the center.

Exhibits for 2018-2019 include “Carolina Scenes” featuring York County artists Todd Baxter and Holy Glasscock, “BHP Emerging Masters” featuring juniors and seniors from Belton-Honea Path High School, an abstract exhibit that is open and free for entries, a photography exhibit that is open and free for entries, and a show focused on Anderson District 2 as part of National Art Appreciation Month in March.

Anderson artists might also be interested in the Gallery Group that meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. It is open to all members of the Belton Center for the Arts. Artists bring their own supplies and critique each other. This is free except for a small fee if a model is hired.

The Anderson Artists Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Belton Center for the Arts, located at 306 City Square in Belton.

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