Last Saturday about 10 artists convened at the recently renovated Water Valley Church Events Centre for the first “How Great Thou Art” show and sale. (Love the play on words.)
Once a Catholic Church, the building had been decommissioned in 2001 and was slowly falling into disrepair. A local couple bought it and began to lovingly restore it.
Kristine Sarsons, an artist and one of the owners, organized the art show. She also arranged for several local musicians to entertain during the event. There was a potluck lunch for the artists and the music makers — a welcome break during a busy day.
The art show coincided with the annual Water Valley Days — complete with a pancake breakfast, a parade, chili cookoff, a BBQ and lots of family activities.