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Round Top Show Guide Spring 2023

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the NEW A.R.T. VENUE F ans of climate-controlled indoor shopping, rejoice. Ted and Jennifer Fuehr debut their 8,000-square- foot venue A.R.T. (Antique Round Top) in time for the March show, featuring the couple's American Spirit Antiques collection of pedigreed American 18th- and early 19th-century antiques with an emphasis on North Shore and Boston School Post-Impressionist paintings, spatterware, weathervanes, and leather-bound books. They've exhibited for 47 years at some of the most important shows in the Midwest and New England areas and have been in Round Top for more than a decade. Now with a new permanent showroom across from Round Top Farm & Ranch Supply, the couple has added mid-century modern furniture and Native American jewelry to the mix, as well as other vendors including Good's Antiques, Don and Marta Orwig, Dan Meixell Antiques, Dana Kelly Rugs, Heather Thougan, and Unexpected Designs. A.R.T., 2260 N. Texas Hwy. 237, Round Top, Candice Cowin F or the past four years, we've been tracking the uplifting small-town saga of Fayetteville Community Center & Performance Theater, a big-picture idea that melds performing arts, historic preservation, and place-making for a new cultural and community nexus spun around Fayetteville's charming town square. The 1875-era E.J. Knesek Building, across from the town's iconic courthouse, was acquired in 2019 by a group of citizens and business owners who came together to found a nonprofit to make the new center possible. The Knesek is ready for its next act as a 150-seat theater, with public rooms for meetings, community gatherings, conferences, and other occasions, complete with catering kitchen. Austin firm Heimsath Architects is making possible this architectural transformation, estimated at between $5 and $5.5 million. The community center/theater's wildly successful inaugural gala in February 2022 — co-chaired by board members Joan Herring and Wendy Wilkins Burks — raised more than half-a-million dollars; renovation of the Knesek Building has officially begun, expected to complete this year. A second gala took place in February; its goal was at least $400,000, board president, Jerry Herring, said. Donations, fayettevillecommunitycenter. org. Catherine D. Anspon UPDATE: ON RAISING THE CURTAIN IN FAYETTEVILLE Jennifer & Ted Fuehr 114

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