High Cotton Arts artist Roberta Ress is using rocks and art to encourage Limestone County families to explore Athens. Her project is called Athens ROCKS.
On Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m., children will paint rocks at High Cotton Arts and hide them in public places around Athens. Families are encouraged to conduct a scavenger hunt for the rocks and re-hide them.
“When you find a rock, snap a photo of your child or take a selfie and post it to the Athens ROCKS Facebook page,” Ress said. “This is a fun creative activity for kids of all ages.”
As Athens and Limestone County embark on their bicentennial in 2018, Athens ROCKS is a way to encourage families to sightsee in their community.
To register for Athens ROCKS, call High Cotton Arts at 256-232-7717 and leave a message with name and contact information.
Children should bring up to five palm size rocks. Athens Arts League is providing the paint. During the paint session, Ress will read a book called, “Everybody Needs A Rock.”