Hickory – Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will host its third annual Art in the Park event on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ivey Arboretum/Sally Fox Park in Hickory where the Women’s Resource Center is located. Last year’s event was a huge success with hundreds of folks coming out to support Women’s Resource Center and local artisans. Through the generosity of WRC’s sponsors and monies brought in from the silent auction, WRC raised over $25,000 to help women in the community with last year’s event.Art In The Park Raises Funds

Admission is free, and guests will enjoy local art, a silent auction, food trucks, and live music. There will also be activities for children led by staff from the Hickory Museum of Art.

“We have forty talented local artists registered for this year’s Art in the Park,” says WRC Executive Director, Michelle Morgan. As a ‘perk’, the first twenty-five artists who registered will receive a tent and a table to use at the event. This was made possible, in part, through a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County’s Community Cultural Fund. We are so grateful to have their support for our event again this year!”

So mark those calendars to attend Art in the Park 2023 in support of Women’s Resource Center. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this fun family event!

Sponsorships for the event are still available. If interested contact Ms. Morgan at 828-322-6333 or director@wrchickory.org for more information.

Women’s Resource Center and the Ivey Arboretum/Sally Fox Park are located at 125 3rd St. NE in Hickory.

Funding for Women’s Resource Center comes from donations from individuals, grants, corporate sponsorships, local foundations, and fundraising events throughout the year. Art in the Park is WRC’s signature fundraiser and their largest event of the year.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC) supports women’s self-sufficiency by providing individualized services and connections to local resources. WRC is BIPOC, AAPI, Immigrant, and LGBTQ+ allied. WRC was established thirty-six years ago and has flourished into a decades-long commitment to women and families in the Unifour area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties). For more information on the programs and services provided by Women’s Resource Center, call (828) 322-6333 or visit the website at www.wrchickory.org.