Arts show cruises into Rowland on Saturday

First Posted: 11/24/2014

ROWLAND — On Saturday, the Robeson County Arts Council will hold the third installment of its monthly Arts Cruising series in Rowland.

The event, which runs from 1 to 6 p.m., will include a classic car show, tours of the Historical Rowland Depot, open microphone sessions and an array of Christmas-themed gifts and crafts available for purchase.

An art show titled “Thankful for Art” will begin at 4 p.m. at the Expo Cultural Center AIR Gallery with a reception for the show’s featured artist, Kaye Bradsher.

“It will be an enjoyable event,” said DeRay Cole, the center’s executive director. “All of the activities are family-oriented and Rowland is a quaint little town to get to know.”

Established in 2013, the gallery promotes arts and culture across Robeson County. It is located at 102 E. Main St. in Rowland.

The event is being held conjunction with the town’s annual holiday parade and Christmas Festival, which begins at 10 a.m. at Rowland Middle School.

The parade will feature performances from cheer team The Carolina Glitterettes, gospel group Faith Journey, and singer Evita Sanderson, as well as a martial arts demonstration from Rowland Thunder Zone Karate Kids.

The is no entry fee to participate in the parade, and people who would like to participate in the parade should be at Rowland Middle School before 8:30 a.m. For information, call 910-422-3450.

On Dec. 13, the Arts Cruising series will move to Maxton for a parade and holiday festival. After taking a break in January, the series will return on Feb. 12 as part of the Fairmont Arts Alive! Festival. On March 13, the series will visit St. Pauls for the St. Pauls Downtown Night Owl Festival.

For information about the Robeson County Arts Council, email [email protected]