Crossroads to Home Coalition to Present Arts in Maury on September 9

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Artwork from Crossroads to Home Coalition website.

Crossroads to Home Coalition, which strives to unite entities throughout the community in making progressive steps to improve homelessness, will be the beneficiaries of a new event called Arts in Maury on September 9, 2023. The event will take place at the Memorial Building from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tri-Star Bank is their title sponsor.

The event will feature artists, makers and artisans who will be selling their creations and they will be on hand to discuss their work with the public. Music will be provided by local musicians. Tastings of wine, cheese and other foods will begin at noon as part of the price of admission. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. Or they can be purchased in person at the Crossroads to Home Café. Children 10 and under are free.

“We hope you will join Crossroads as we celebrate the talented artists in Maury County,” says their website.

Crossroads to Home Coalition was formed in 2018 to address the growing needs of the homeless in Maury County, Tennessee. The coalition consists of local non-profit organizations, churches, and individuals who each offer a unique program or service to assist the homeless. The goal of the coalition is to strengthen the programs and services offered by these groups and individuals by creating partnerships, fostering close communication, sharing resources and developing long-term solutions for the homeless

The Crossroads to Home Café provides homeless individuals with coffee, a lunch, a shower, some clothing items and a listening ear in a nurturing nonjudgmental environment. While talking with their cafe clients, the staff makes note of their client’s stated immediate needs and helps connect them with organizations that specialize in their biggest area of need.

“Our goal is to provide a hand-up, not just a handout,” says the website.

The Arts in Maury event will also provide a hand-up to local artists and artisans involved in the local art scene by providing them with an opportunity to introduce their work to the public. According to an article on the Maury County Alliance website, “The arts are a driving force in Maury County’s growth and in the revitalization of its communities.”

Arts in Maury will take place at the popular community event spot, the Memorial Building. Built in 1907 and 1908, for many years it was the Columbia Post Office. It is located at 307 West 11th Street in Columbia.

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