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Coffee County Arts Alliance makes a comeback after COVID | New

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Piney Woods Arts Festival, April 30 to May 1

Held on the grounds of Enterprise State Community College in Enterprise, Piney Woods is one of the oldest juried arts and crafts shows in the area. It offers original arts and crafts, children’s entertainment center, food and entertainment. Special events include a lively Civil War exhibit and the Weevil City Cruisers Car and Truck Show. Free entry.

About the Coffee County Arts Alliance

The Coffee County Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and collaborate in the development of the arts economy in the Wiregrass region. The CCAA serves as a community resource to connect with artists and promote the arts in our community and to our youth through scholarships, performances and hands-on experiences.

The Coffee County Arts Alliance has been bringing the performing and visual arts to Wiregrass for over 47 years. On August 22, 1974, Tom Boozer of the State Arts Council met 22 Coffee County art enthusiasts in business, which led to the CCAA Bylaws, signed on September 24, 1974. The leaders chosen for the Freshmen were President Jewel Smith, Vice President Robert Bicknell, Secretary Sue Cobb and Treasurer Bart Engram.

The first season opened on February 5, 1975 with pianist Leonidas Lipovetsky offering 14 performances of music and arts to schools in the region over three days. Later that month, Robert Minford painted a dramatic portrayal of a man by Edgar Allen Poe in “Journey to Eldorado”, and in April the first Coffee County Arts Festival was held at the Paul L. Sawyer National Guard Armory in New Brockton.

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