Our vision is Travelers Rest as a premier "small town" for the arts, entertainment, and culture in the Southeastern United States! Since its inception in 2013, the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance (TRAA) has been committed to supporting community creativity and engagement by advancing the arts, entertainment and culture to enrich quality of life, education, and economic development in the region. Through ongoing events and programs aimed at mentoring emerging artists, supporting the business and promotional needs of individual artists, arts education, and public art/community outreach projects we will continue to foster community and economic growth opportunities in our area.
Message from the Board...
Last year, TRAA and the Travelers Rest area saw a tremendous increase in our local community to support the arts. We are so excited to be a part of that and with your support we hope to continue to foster that movement with programs, education and professional arts guilds and classes.
Of course, we want you all to be TRAA Members. So, please join us! Just click here: JOIN
Travelers Rest Artists Alliance Creating Avenues for Art in our Community!
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are a team of artists, art patrons, students, teachers and local business owners. We understand the importance of art and work throughout the year to build a community that embraces art through events, activities, programs, and guilds to cultivate the creative spirit.
MEMBERS The new board has been ratified per your virtual vote and we would like to introduce ourselves and invite you to connect with us if you have any questions or would just like to reach out.
Your new Vice President is Brad Carraway, artist and head of the Art Therapy program for the past two years. Treasurer is Debbie Pittman, permanent artist at the White Rabbit Gallery Patty Cunningham is Secretary, also a permanent artist at the White Rabbit Gallery Patrea St John is our Liaison with the City of Travelers Rest Our newest member and Director at Large is Dave Koss, art graduate from Furman U and member of the TR Planning Commission Sherry Marrah is our marketing and publicity Director New Director with a focus on grants is Fay Choban Chair for Art on the Trail is Joe Hiltabidel Deb Gringas as Chair of the Beverage Tent Anne Wyatt continues as our Director responsible for the newsletter. Bill Burns has an arts degree; has worked as an engineer; and builds theater sets, as well as being a performing artist, writer, teacher and poet. He brings a wealth of experience and energy to the Alliance.