By Portia Williams
GRAYSON , Ky. The Grayson Gallery and Art Center (GGAC)will wrap up their fundraiser via the ‘Haunted Jail’ project with a final opening set for Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the former Carter County Jailhouse, located at the rear of 300 West Main Street in Grayson.
The Haunted Jail is the first partnership effort between GGAC, Carter County officials and courthouse staff. According to GGAC Director Dan Click, said the Haunted Jail is the attraction has had a successful first season and a profitable program.
“Over a 1,000 visitors, many new to the city of Grayson, have waited patiently in line to get the chance to see all things scary in the old jail. Plans are already in the works for next year for expanded use of the facility and additional areas to be included,” Click said.
Additionally, as part of efforts to raise money for gallery upgrades in the main space as well as the completion of the GGAC Artist Market setup and future art-education programs, there will be a “Tie-Dye Explosion” workshop on Oct. 31, beginning at 10 a.m. Three, 2-hour sessions will be offered that day with a final opportunity for more instruction on Tuesday evening, November 3 from 4pm to 6pm in the gallery. These “make and take” classes by art teachers Valerie and Austin Everman will teach participants to create their own tie-dyed shirt to take with them. Fees are discounted for those who register prior to October 30 at only $15 per person. The day of the workshops will cost $20 per session for school-age students and adults alike.
Click also said GGAC would like to thank all the hard-working volunteers, participants, sponsors and fun-loving visitors for their support and look forward to an even bigger and better haunting season in 2016.
Further details on more art-education classes and workshops are forthcoming. Contact Dan Click, Gallery Director for upcoming events and programs as well as additional volunteer opportunities: [email protected]
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.