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Release Date: 02.10.2014 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

A Signature Cultural Event Returns to LaGrange, Ga, February, 2014

Third year of a 10-day celebration of music, visual and cultural arts

Warm up your post-holiday winter with the spirit and energy of LaGrange’s third annual For Love of the Arts Celebration. Running Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 23, this 10-day celebration of music, visual and cultural arts offerings provides visitors with the best of the region’s arts and culture in one central location.

Presented by collaborating partners, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, and Legacy Museum on Main, the visitor can experience a Valentine’s-themed getaway featuring events designed to appeal to arts lovers across the region.

For performing arts fans, the Celebration features a stage adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic A Little Princess, at West Point New Horizon Community Theatre, as well as a performance of the modern comedy The Foreigner at the Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts, where you can bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the show! Treat your special someone to the literary stylings of the performers at A Taste of Storytelling, featured at LaGrange Memorial Library.

If the visual arts are more your style, take in the International Children’s Art Exhibition, the juried LaGrange National, and All The In Between, a 74-panel cradle-to-grave story about a local woman. You can even learn the art of cooking healthy for two at LaGrange’s exquisite Hills & Dales Estate.

Whether you are looking for a quick pre-show dinner or a soothing nightcap, a visit to one of the upscale, locally-owned downtown restaurants is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite event. Add to the experience: From February 11 through 22, Hills & Dales will also offer 2 for 1 admission for couples. And with lodging available to suit most any taste, it’s the perfect excuse to spend a winter weekend away.

With live performances, introspective museum exhibits and a variety of sumptuous dining choices, LaGrange is the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine’s-themed getaway with that special someone in your life. Visit www.ForLoveOfTheArtsLaGrange.com for more details and the latest updates.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION
February 6 – 16 / Available during mall hours
ICAE gives children ages 3 to 15 an opportunity to express their creativity through paintings, drawings, and collages.
LaGrange Mall
501 Lafayette Parkway
(706) 882-5589

THE FOREIGNER
Thursday - Saturday, February 6 - 8 / 7:30 pm
Friday - Saturday, February, 14 - 15 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 16 / 2:30 pm
Bring your own food and drink (alcohol is allowed) to experience this comedy about a cripplingly shy young man who pretends he doesn’t understand English and overhears a sinister plot.
Lafayette Society for Performing Arts
214 Bull Street
(706) 882-9909

A LITTLE PRINCESS
Thursday -Saturday, February 13-15, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 2 p.m.
This classic children’s story features Sarah Crewe, student at New York’s Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Laugh with her as she brings happiness to others; weep as her fortune changes from rich girl to poor orphan, and rejoice when strange events bring yet another reversal of her destiny.
New Horizon Community Theater
411 W. 8th Street, West Point
(706) 643-7529

LAGRANGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH JOE GRANSDEN
Saturday, February 15, 6 p.m.
A special Valentine’s Day treat – the evening begins with a delicious dinner buffet and continues with great entertainment by Joe Gransden, who brings his classic musical style to LaGrange.
Del’avant
141 Main Street
(706) 882-0662

ALL THE IN BETWEEN, MY STORY OF AGNES
Through March 15
An exhibit of paintings by Laurie Brownell McIntosh. She uses 74 painted panels to tell the cradle-to-grave story of her mother, Agnes Smith Brownell. A LaGrange native, scientist, artist, doctor’s wife, and mother, Agnes approached life with a kindness and pragmatism that left little room for sentimentality.
Legacy Museum on Main
136 Main Street
(706) 884-1828

FOR LOVE OF THE ARTS: LAGRANGE NATIONAL XXVIII BIENNIAL
Friday, February 21 – May
Opening Reception, Friday February 21, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LaGrange Art Museum
112 Lafayette Parkway
(706) 882-3267
Biannually, the Museum presents LaGrange National, a juried show, now in its 28th iteration, which draws works from almost 200 artists from across the country.
LaGrange College’s Lamar Dodd Art Center
302 Forrest Avenue
(706) 880-8211

COOKING HEALTHY: FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE
February 14
The event will feature Georgia-grown products in a cooking demonstration and tasting focused on healthy meals for two. From February 11 through 22, Hills & Dales will also offer 2 for 1 admission for couples.
Hills & Dales Estate
1916 Hills & Dales Drive
(706) 882-3242

A TASTE OF STORYTELLING FROM FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND AZALEA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.
LaGrange Memorial Library
115 Alford Street
Azalea Storytelling Festival: (706) 882-9909

Area hotels help spread the love
Ask for the For Love of the Arts rate when making your reservation at these lodging destinations:
Best Western LaFayette Garden Inn, 706-884-6175
Country Inn and Suites, 706-298-4571
Hampton Inn, 706-845-1115
Wingate by Wyndham, 706-298-5270


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About LaGrange-Troup CountyIdeally-located less than an hour from both Atlanta and Columbus and sharing a 35-mile border with Alabama, LaGrange-Troup County - named for the estate of French and American hero General Marquis de Lafayette and Governor Troup - is home to 67,000 residents and plays host to popular annual events like February's For Love of the Arts celebration, March's Azalea Storytelling Festival and October's Hummingbird Festival. The sophisticated Southern city harbors the nearly 26,000-acre recreational wonder known as West Point Lake, two four-year liberal arts and science colleges, LaGrange College and Point University, and West Georgia Technical College. A cultural hub, LaGrange offers three galleries, two art museums, a history museum, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, three performing arts theatres and more than 80 mouth-watering restaurants.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Laura Jennings

Company: LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (706) 884-8671

E-mail: LJennings@LaGrangeChamber.com