“Arts Alive”, a fundraiser for the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance (TRAA), will be held at Hotel Domestique on Saturday, July 20. The public is invited to support the local arts community while getting a first glimpse of the newly and extensively renovated boutique hotel.
The evening event will celebrate the artists, makers, and performers who represent the cultural fiber of Travelers Rest and the surrounding area. Live visual and performing arts demonstrations, local musicians, and cuisine provided by nearby food artisans and restaurants will provide attendees with an enjoyable and lively arts experience.
The venue for the Arts Alive event, Hotel Domestique, is owned by Rich Hincapie and his brother George, a 17-times rider of the Tour de France and retired professional cyclist. Their 13-room property, the former La Bastide at The Cliffs hotel, is surrounded by 29 acres of gardens, courtyards and vineyards and has scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Hotel Domestique plans to officially open in August, specifically welcoming guests seeking an active getaway, such as cyclists, triathletes, walkers and runners.
In addition to enjoying an evening of art and entertainment, Arts Alive attendees and TRAA members will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items including a watercolor painting from a local artist, Sunday breakfast for two at The Café at William’s Hardware, stained glass work, hand crafted jewelry, couture fashion and many more donations from local artists and businesses.
Tickets for the 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arts Alive event can be purchased in advance for $35 per person and $60 per couple or $40 per person the night of the event. For more information, call[masked] or visit ARTinTR.org.
The Travelers Rest Artists Alliance is a multidisciplinary arts organization whose mission is to develop, promote and maintain quality programs and events that foster the arts and encourage community participation through collaboration with artists, local businesses, city organizers, and other private/public groups. Proceeds from this event will enable TRAA to fund their 501(c)(3) application so they can continue to build quality art events, education and programs into the community.