Elementary school holiday art now being displayed in downtown Spencer

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2015

A walk through downtown Spencer during this holiday season will now feature polar bears, elf legs and Christmas trees created by Rowan-Salisbury elementary school students.

The springtime National Train Day artwork display was so well received that the Town of Spencer Small Town Main Street Promotions Committee is at it again.

This time, they have partnered with Kelly Feimster, director of instructional programs with the Rowan­-Salisbury School System, to expand the scope and collaborate with all of the county elementary schools.

The theme of the artwork is The Polar Express, to coincide with the North Carolina Transportation Museum’s seasonal event. The artwork will be hung in groups, with multiple storefront installations throughout Spencer’s downtown area. Shop owners were excited to see the many colorful pieces that were submitted by children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Kathryn Clifton, land management director for Spencer, said she hopes the artwork will encourage people to visit the downtown area and maybe even spark some interest in the available storefronts.

Artwork will remain on display through Jan. 4 in the 300, 400, 500 and 600 blocks of South Salisbury Avenue and along 4th and 5th streets in downtown Spencer, immediately across the street from the N.C. Transportation Museum.

For more information about the Town of Spencer, visit the town’s website at www.ci.spencer.nc.us or contact Kathryn Clifton via telephone at 704­-633­-2231, or email at LMDDIR@ci.spencer.nc.us.