Jule Collins Smith Museum to hold ninth annual birthday bash Oct. 9

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host its ninth annual birthday bash and craft fair from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9.

Local and regional artists will sell ceramics, handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, fabric art and handmade cards. Aubie will make a guest appearance at 3 p.m. to lead the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” and birthday cake will be served.

A special feature of this year’s celebration will be the transformation of the museum’s garden into a representation of life in an 18th century Chinese trading district known as a hong. Guests can take on the adventurous role of trader, discover the secrets of the dragon maze and experience the intrigue of international politics. The feature complements the museum’s exhibition of Chinese ceramics, culture and commerce, “On the Silk Road and the High Seas.”

The Museum Café will be open from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information call (334) 844-1484 or go to http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.php.

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (cbourdeau@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)