Arts Alive Opens New Season with Performance by Mark Collie!

Join us for our season opening performance featuring country artist, Mark Collie. The performance will be held at the Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center in West Point, VA on Saturday, September 10th at 7:00 pm.
Mark is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and producer. With sixteen singles charted on Hot Country Songs, including the top ten hits Even the Man in the Moon Is Cryin' and Born to Love You. Collie has also written songs for Aaron Tippin, Garth Brooks & Tim McGraw. His acting career includes roles in Fire Down Below, The Punisher, and Kill Switch. From the beginnings of his recording career Collie's singing and performing style drew comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash as a result of Collie's combination of Rockabilly energy, intensity and clever songwriting.
Individual tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Season tickets are also still available. All tickets can be bought at the door or by contacting Arts Alive at 804-843-3475 or For more information, visit the Arts Alive website at
Prior to the performance, the Visual Arts Committee will host an art exhibit opening by the Brickshire Art Group at 6:00 pm. This exhibit can be viewed from August 30-October 18 in the exhibit area at the auditorium and is open during school hours by entering at the West Point High School main entrance.
The Committee will also present an Encaustics/Mixed Media workshop on Wednesday, September 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the West Point Library. The workshop will be taught by Karen Eide, an artist at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Workshop cost is $15. Space is limited and fills quickly. To register, contact Sue Kurfees at 804-843-3108 or
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts Alive, Inc. thanks the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation and the Robinson Family for their financial support as well as the councilmen and supervisors of West Point, King William County, King & Queen County and New Kent County.

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