Winston County Arts Council

Winston County Arts Council announces renovation plans for Looney's Complex after purchase completed


Celebrating the new ownership of the Looney’s Tavern complex by the Winston County Arts Council are, from left, Greg Farris, Heather Tucker, Coy and Shirley Sudduth, Blythe Welton, Cindy Bryant, Larry Welton, J.D. and Theresa Snoddy, David Snoddy and Mickey and T.J. Milligan, who formerly owned the property.
LAKESHORE - The rich history and heritage of the Looney’s Tavern Amphitheater and complex will no longer be a distant memory, now that it is being revived with endless plans for future development.

Winston County Arts Council seeks future at Looney’s


From left, J.D. Snoddy, president of the Winston County Arts Council, Theresa Snoddy, vice president and grant writer for the arts council and Tracey Alvey, artistic director of the Alabama Ballet, visit the former Looney’s Tavern amphitheater.
LAKESHORE - A revival is about to take place at the site which once housed Looney’s Tavern complex and amphitheater, and it is not a church meeting.

Attend the wedding of the year this weekend

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Free State Theater Troupe's production of "Virgil's Wedding," directed by Beth Wilson Gilbreath, opened last night at Double Springs Middle School. A musical comedy full of surprises, "Virgil's Wedding" features nineteen talented young actors from across Winston County. With very natural, nigh on flawless performances, they keep the audience laughing throughout--except when they sing. Then a hush falls. There are two more chances to attend: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, in the DSMS gym.

Empty Bowls moved to February


Members of the Arley Women's Club are shown making bowls as part of an ongoing project in preparation for the Empty Bowls event which has been moved to February, 2022. From left, Kathy Kuntz, Mim Kuntz, Barbara Willis, Audra Kelly and Gail Pisani. They are pictured at the pottery workshop located at Meek Schools. (Courtesy photo)
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Organizers of the annual Empty Bowls dinner benefitting both the Winston County Arts Council and Main Street Ministries have waited nearly two years for the event to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Empty Bowls to benefit two local non-profits


MHS students help with Empty Bowls each year. Shown back row from left, Sky Heath, Suzie Feist, Destiney Briscoe, Madeline Murrah. Front, Diane Sharron of the pottery workshop, students Kaylee Elliott and Paige Frederick.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Empty Bowls and full hearts will be the case when hundreds of people gather Thursday, Oct. 11, to enjoy hearty fellowship and a variety of delectable soups while raising funds to help two worthy causes.

Arts expanding in Winston County schools


Involved in the recent grant announcements, from left, State Representative Tim Wadsworth, Meek High School Principal Marla Murrah, Pottery Workshop teacher Sandra Heaven, Addison Art Teacher Shirley Sudduth, Blythe and Larry Welton, educational directors for the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The goal of expanding art programs throughout all of the schools in Winston County has received a major boost with the announcement of two grants.