Art set to raise funds

Published 2:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2013

Betty Rigsby's art, shown, will be just one artist participating in Art in the Park next month.

Betty Rigsby’s art, shown, will be just one artist participating in Art in the Park next month.

Talent abounds in Escambia County and an event is being planned to highlight that talent and raise funds for a local foundation that focuses on helping cancer patients.
Art in the Park has been planned for next month at Jennings Park near downtown Brewton. The event to benefit the Yancy Jernigan Foundation will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The scheduled events will conclude at 2:30 p.m.
While many of the artists planning to participate in the event are local, there are others coming from out of town, organizers say.
Emmie Jernigan, owner of Thou Art and organizer for the event, said plans are being made to make this an annual event for Brewton.
“That is the weekend of homecoming for T.R. Miller and there will be people from out of town coming back for the festivities,” Jernigan said. “We thought this would be a great opportunity to have this show. The proceeds from the event will go toward The Yancey Jeringan Fountation, which pays for hotel expenses, phone calls and other expenses for cancer patients. We hope to make this an annual event and feature art from this area as well as anyone who might like to display their particular art. We welcome those who would like to join us.”
Jernigan said there is still time to reserve a booth for the event with proceeds from booth rental going to the foundation.
Artists committed for the event include Lee Bain, Lyn Gill, Betty Rigsby, Stephen Brissette, Faith Williston, Paula Plowman and the Greater Brewton Foundation showing the artistry of the late Louise Garrett.
Booths are available for $50 with several artists already committed to a space. To make sure of obtaining a booth, contact