Main Street Arts is striving to continue to serve its community by offering a series of free workshops, gatherings, Facebook challenges, music, art, and love to get us through this difficult time of social distancing. Even though we need to be physically apart, we don’t have to be alone. Please join us.
Virtual Book Clubs
Main Street Arts has started not one, but TWO Book Clubs! The Potato Chip Book Club munches on books that will be light reading, nothing too deep, books that move along with humor. The Fine Diner Club serves a slightly more sophisticated palate and dishes out servings of history, biography, and the classics.
This group is open to anyone with a camera to capture images that in some way reflect on the state of the world in this moment in time. The images will be shared with the group, building an online exhibit that will, when we emerge from isolation, be shared as a full exhibit in Main Street Arts Gallery. It is hoped that short written work arising from our “Isolated Voices Creative Writing Group,” will also be a part of the exhibit.
Meets at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays Isolated Voices Creative Writing Group offers a format for writers in virtually all fictional forms (poetry, prose, and play writing) where participants can share work, discuss it in group chats on ZOOM, and keep their artistic juices alive while connecting with the community. Submit short pieces to read (work should take no longer than one hour to read), after which we will meet for discussion online. Participants are encouraged to share new and current work generated during this time of isolation and crisis. Appropriate work may be shared as part of a galley exhibit featuring photos from another MSA group, "Photojournalism from a Social Distance" when our gallery reopens.
Share your current creative work with us on Multi-media Monday, explore different themes to photograph on Photo Finds Thursday, or just video yourself (or housemate) singing a song on Sing A Song Saturday.
Image files can be private messaged to us, and videos need to have a weblink PM-ed so we can copy and paste.