Arts Festival Dinner
The Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council is pleased to announce that they will honor The Artist Nall at the Fountain City Arts Festival Dinner on Saturday, March 12. A true Renaissance man, Fred Nall Hollis, known simply as Nall, has had an amazing career, which began here in Alabama. His work has been shown all over the world, including exhibits and collections in Monaco; Paris; Italy, Switzerland; Beirut, Lebanon; Brussels, Belgium, Japan, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico; Russia; and major cities throughout the United States.
Nall attended the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and studied with his mentor, Salvador Dali, as well as receiving an art degree from the University of Alabama. In addition to creating art in a variety of media, Nall founded and maintains the NALL Foundation in Fairhope, Alabama, which works with and mentors young artists who are recovering from substance abuse.
Over the last decade, the Prattville Arts Council, through its Fountain City Arts Festival Dinner, has honored many distinguished people who have made a significant contribution to the arts in Alabama. “We are very excited that Nall is coming to Prattville and we are looking forward to a wonderful evening of art, food, and fun,” said Barbara Simpson coordinator of Cultural Arts and Special Events for the City of Prattville. Nall has produced some of the most important pieces of art in the state and currently lives and maintains a working studio in Fairhope.
The Honoree Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 12, at the beautiful Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill and will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to meet the artist and a silent auction benefiting Friends of the Arts. Dinner and an entertaining and informative program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and include the reception, silent auction, dinner and more. For information about sponsoring a table for the event or to purchase tickets, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.