GALLERY OPENS IN NEW SPACE ON AVENUE OF THE ARTS
ART105: The Overland Gallery at 125 W. Blount Street is evolving and growing just steps away into ART105 at 105 W. Blount to serve as studios and sales centers for visual artists.
Kinston artist Carolyn Fletcher looks over some of her paintings which she's offering for sale within the new ART105, 13 new arts studio spaces prepared by Architect Michael Dunn and co-owner Ely Perry at 105 W. Blount Street.
Inset: Cynthia Dunn who has been artist/director of the Overland Gallery at 125 W. Blount Street is moving with other artists into ART105. She and other cultural advocates are promoting most of W. Blount Street as an Avenue of the Arts.
JIM QUICK AND THE COASTLINE BAND DRAWS A CROWD
Despite the heat, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band drew a large crowd to Pearson Park July 14 as the 4th concert of the 2016 Sand in the Street series.
Before the two hour show was over, a refreshing breeze over the Neuse River had a cooling effect for the enthusiastic crowds who chanted "ENCORE" "ENCORE" as the scheduled 2-hour performance came to an end.
Emcee Rick Vernon noted that the audience contained large numbers of people from the region beyond Lenoir County. He introduced representatives of the two event sponsors: Nathan Perry who spoke for Perry Management; and Joe Hargitt who welcomed the audience on behalf of King's Restaurant. Audience members applauded all the corporate sponsors for Sand in the Streets as their names were called.
A dripping Jim Quick, noted for animated performances, joked that "I lost 50 pounds during this show," after the concert ended.
Jim Quick delivers to the enjoyment of the crowds attending the July 14 Sand in the Streets concert in Kinston's Pearson Park.
Inset: Concert sponsors flank emcee Rick Vernon getting ready to open the Jim Quick and the Coastline Band Sand in the Streets performance: left Joe Hargitt of Kings Restaurant, Vernon and Nathan Perry of Perry Management.
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE IN DOWNTOWN KINSTON SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Downtown Kinston Small Business Incubator offers spaces for lease with shared receptionist and lobby.
Enticing new investors
A growing campaign to highlight properties available for lease or purchase details information about each under the Invest in Downtown site on Pride’s website.
A project of Pride’s Economic and Property Development committee headed by Stuart Lindley, buildings deemed to be in good condition and available for immediate use are candidates for the enlarged promotional effort.
What Is Pride of Kinston?
The mission of Pride of Kinston, Inc., established in 1984, is to lead downtown revitalization in Kinston using the Main Street approach developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which promotes economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Pride of Kinston is one of 57 Main Street communities in North Carolina in a program coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. (www.nccommerce.com). For more information about Pride of Kinston, see About Pride.
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of