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Arts Night Out to premier on April 11

HUNTINGTON — Arts Night Out, a multimedia arts experience at the Shops at Heritage Station, will premiere from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.

The event will include three solo visual art exhibitions, dramatic performances by Alchemy Theatre Troupe, Mini Madness Short Film Festival, and the introduction of a new literary event series, Huntington Fiction Factory. Browse the shops at Heritage Station. Check out some local art and chat with the artists. Indulge in your favorite adult beverages at Sip or Taps and finish up the night with some treats from Moonlight Cookies. This event is free and open to the public.

The three featured artists are Benjamin Tappan, Patty Stewart, and Robbie Poore. Tappan’s work will be the feature at Moonlight Cookies. Sip Wine & Whiskey Bar will host Stewart’s exhibition titled “Splash of Color.” The Red Caboose will feature the work of assemblage artist Poore, an Ashland native who now lives in Huntington. He explores a wide range of themes in his work and his pieces and drawings often include pop culture and musical references, faces and cats.

Huntington Fiction Factory is a craft-forward lecture series taking place on the second Thursday of the month at the Visitors Center at Heritage Station. Marie Manilla is kicking off the April event with a discussion on the art of short fiction.

Schedule:

• 6-6:45 p.m. – Mini Madness Short Film Festival – Visitors Center

• 7-8 p.m. – Huntington Fiction Factory with Marie Manilla – Visitors Center

• 8-9 p.m. – Alchemy Theatre Troupe  – Taps at Heritage

Mini Madness Films and Filmmakers:

• Bitter – Writer/Director Justin Murphy

• Man Motte – Writer/Director Kadin Tooley

• Name That Tune – Writer/Director Mark Williams

• Night Car Noir – Writer/Director Joe Artrip

• The Stick Up – Writer/Director Sam Adkins

For more information or find out how you can become involved contact Raine Klover at raine@visithuntingtonwv.org  or Sheila Redling at SGRedling@gmail.com. Or visit www.facebook.com/ArtsNightOutWV.