inForney.com | Local News in Forney, TX~ When it Happens!
At the Forney Arts Council meeting on September 17, 2012, the main topic of discussion was the upcoming arts festival that will be held in downtown Forney on the weekend of November 3 and 4. The “2012 Make It Creative! Forney Arts Festival” will be the first annual art fest held in Forney. It is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication by FAC members.
The monthly Forney Arts Council meeting was held on March 19, 2012 at the Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion and Gallery of the Arts in downtown Forney. New art work is on the walls and beautiful pottery adorns the shelves. Much of the art being displayed at Crumbzz is for sale, while some pieces are being displayed from private collections. Ten percent of the art sales funds go to the Forney Art Council.
During the meeting, FAC member Liz Lawless was nominated for and accepted the position of Fundraising Director for the FAC. Liz is also a member of inForney.com and is a published author.
The Forney Arts Council
held their monthly meeting at the Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion and Gallery of the Arts on Monday, February 20, 2012. The meeting was full of enthusiastic people, including new members that are eager to participate in Forney’s arts movement.
One of the exciting pieces of news the council members discussed was a potential Art Festival to be held this October in downtown Forney. There are a great number of local artists and North Texas artists that have expressed a real desire to participate in a Forney Art Festival. The planning for the event must start immediately in order to make it happen, and the FAC is on top of it.
Kelly Pound began his position as the Public Relations Director of the Forney Arts Council in August of 2011.Though he works full time as the Director of Exhibits at the Texas State Fair, he did not back down when FAC Board members requested he take on the P.R. position as a volunteer. He has lived in Forney for 12 years, and has an Art degree from U.N.T. Mr. Pound also knows what he wants for Forney, “I want people to come to town and say WOW!”
The excitement was clearly in the air at the Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion on Saturday morning, January 28, 2012. Forney Arts Council members were stationed outside the newly remodeled vintage building at 212 S. Bois D’ Arc Street
in downtown Forney. They welcomed guests and shared their love of the FAC and their new partnership with Crumbzz owner J. Stephen Sadler.
The exterior of the building has been completely redone and is a beautiful addition to downtown. From the smart “Crumbzz” sign out front, to the wonderful side patio open seating area, this new business fits wonderfully as a beginning step in what downtown Forney hopes to become. The pavilion donates three percent of their profits to the Crumbzz Green Foundation.